Monday, April 30, 2012


Below is the Gettysburg College report from their conference tournament over the weekend.

Former HC golfer Kara McNulty (2010) of Gettysburg won the event.... 
she was part of the Hunterdon Central team (66-1 for her 4 years) that won two state titles.

Amanda Beebe (HC--2011) placed fourth-- she plays for Swarthmore and is their only golfer. Both are former GGGers.
Kara McNulty and the Bullets successfully defended their Centennial Conference title.

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – McDaniel College turned in a record-breaking day, but it wasn’t enough to catch Gettysburg College as the Bullets edged the Green Terror by two strokes at the Centennial Conference Women’s Golf Championship hosted by the Hanover Country Club.

Gettysburg won its second consecutive conference title and third in five years with a conference-record 691 over 36 holes. The Bullets topped the previous low by 23 strokes and the team needed every single one as McDaniel came in at 693, including a tournament record 339 on Sunday. The Green Terror broke the single-round record by four set by Gettysburg during Saturday’s opening round.

Sophomore Kara McNulty copied the team’s finish by claiming individual honors by two strokes over McDaniel’s Morgan Koopman. McNulty, who shot a 78 on Saturday, finished with an 80 on Sunday and was named CC Player of the Year. She shattered Gettysburg’s record for 36 holes by eight strokes and she broke the single-season scoring record by finishing the year with an 82.9 average. McNulty is the third Bullet to earn top honors at the conference tournament, following Merrill Fortier ’08 in 2008 and current teammate Caroline Nathan in 2009.

Koopman led McDaniel’s run at overcoming Gettysburg’s 11-stroke lead entering the final round. She posted the lowest final round in tournament history with a 77 and finished runner-up for the second year in a row with a 160.

Koopman was joined on the all-conference team by teammates Katherine Restrepo and Alise McNutt. Restrepo carded the third-best round on Sunday with an 83 and finished third overall at 171, while McNutt shaved four strokes off her first-round total with an 85 on day two and ended up in a tie for fifth at 174.

Freshman Lauren Sobotka joined McNulty on the All-Centennial team by placing in a tie for fifth at 174. She carded an 89 on the final day.

The remaining all-conference spot went to Swarthmore College’s lone representative Amanda Beebe, who posted an 88 in the final round and finished fourth overall at 173.

Junior Molly Nulty and Nathan just missed all-conference recognition with seventh- and eighth-place finishes, respectively. Nulty posted an 87 in the final round and notched a 177 over the two days, while Nathan shot 92 on Sunday and a 182 for the tournament. Nathan, a two-time All-CC performer, closed her career third on the program’s all-time scoring list with an average of 88.65 strokes and she finished second with eight tournament titles.

Senior Shelby Glass rounded out Gettysburg’s lineup with a 93 on Sunday. She finished tied for 12th overall at 189.

Gettysburg shattered its program record for scoring this season with a team average of 350.5 – 10 strokes better than the pace set last season. The team won tournament titles at five different events to tie its own Centennial record.

The Jersey Championship at The Architects Club

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2012

The Architects Golf Club

par 71 5798 yards

Besting her previous day's round by two shots, GGGer sophomore Zora Moore shot 43-45 to finish 13th and fellow GGGer eigth grader Allyson Wentworth placed 16th.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

GGG & HC Alumni Rock the first round at Hanover Country Club: McNulty leads Bullets at Centennial Conference Championship & Amanda Beebe of Swarthmore in third place tie with McNulty's teammate & Local IJGT GGGer player report

McNulty, Bullets Surge to Lead at CC Championship Gettysburg ties school record with 343

Day One Results

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Sophomore Kara McNulty carded the second-lowest round in school history and the Gettysburg College women’s golf team tied its lowest round ever to take the lead on the opening day of the 2012 Centennial Conference Championship at the Hanover Country Club.

Gettysburg shot a 343 on the par-72, 5,805-yard course to tie its program record set at the 2008 Dickinson College Fall Invitational. The team score was also eight strokes better than the previous conference tournament low notched by Muhlenberg College in 2007.

The Bullets will enter Sunday’s final round with an 11-stroke lead over McDaniel College (354). Susquehanna University ranked third at 397 followed by Ursinus College (428) and Muhlenberg College (350). The largest deficit ever overcome in the tournament was eight strokes in the 2008 event won by Gettysburg.

McNulty posted a career-best 78 to finish the day with a five-stroke lead over McDaniel’s Morgan Koopman for the top spot. It was the second-lowest round in school history, trailing only 2008 graduate Merrill Fortier’s 76 posted at the 2004 Dickinson Fall Invitational. McNulty’s round is also the first sub-80 score at Gettysburg since Fortier put up a 79 at the Kutztown University Fall Invitational to open the 2005 season.

Freshman Lauren Sobotka turned in a strong showing in her Centennial debut tying for third with Swarthmore College’s Amanda Beebe with an 85.

Senior Caroline Nathan and junior Molly Nulty each carded 90s to finished tied for eighth. Senior Shelby Glass rounded out the lineup with a 96 to finish tied for 14th.

Sunday’s final round is set to start at noon. Gettysburg is seeking its second consecutive conference championship and third overall.

The Jersey Championship at The Architects Club

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2012

The Architects Golf Club

par 71, 5798 yards

Two GGGers are teeing it up this weekend in a local International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) event.

Allyson Wentworth carded a first round 46-43 to stay one stroke ahead of fellow GGGer Zora Moore 44-46. Moore birdied the final par 3 142 yard 17th hole.

They currently stand at 12th and 13th place respectively in a 16-player field.

Second round continues today.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

GGG & Hunterdon Central GIrls Golf Team members Amanda Beebe and Kara McNulty enjoy playing collegiate golf in the same conference

Former GGGer & Red Devil Amanda Beebe of Swarthmore College making a mark in the Centennial Conference League as a freshman!

Around the Conference

Gettysburg has the lowest team scoring average with two weeks remaining before the Conference championship. The Bullets are averaging 351.67, nearly 13 strokes better than McDaniel (364.18). Green Terror junior Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, MD / McDonogh School) leads the Centennial with an 83.76 average, while Gettysburg sophomore Kara McNulty (Flemington, NJ / Hunterdon Central) is right behind at 83.78.
Koopman may be the Conference's hottest golfer, finishing in the top-six in each of her last six events, including wins at Gettysburg and Navy. Bullet senior Caroline Nathan (Bethesda, MD / Walt Whitman) won her eighth career event, capturing the title at Stevenson with an 83. She is one win shy of the program career record of nine tourney victories held byMerrill Fortier '08.
A pair of freshmen are among the CC's top five in stroke average – Gettysburg's Lauren Sobotka (North Caldwell, NJ / Mount St. Dominic Academy) and Swarthmore's Amanda Beebe (Whitehouse Station, NJ / Hunterdon Central) at 89.38 and 89.67, respectively.
Upcoming Events
April 28-29 – Centennial Championship
Hanover CC, Abbottstown, Pa.
Top 5 Individual Averages (min. 4 rounds)
1-Morgan Koopman, McDaniel, 83.76
2-Kara McNulty, Gettysburg, 83.78
3-Caroline Nathan, Gettysburg, 85.33
4-Lauren Sobotka, Gettysburg, 89.38
5-Amanda Beebe, Swarthmore, 89.67

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GGG Salutes I.K. Kim: The Class Act Finishes Second & Talks About Missing a One Foot Putt On the 18th hole in the LPGA's First Major (NABISCO) of the Season


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I.K. KIM, Rolex Rankings No. 7
Q. I know it was a tough finish, but can you take me just through the playoff hole and what happened on 18?
I.K. KIM: Well, on 18 I was nervous the whole way, obviously on the Back 9, but I think I executed good shots, and I hit many good putts. And on 18, you know, I wanted to make the putt with the right speed, and I think I've done very well. But coming up to it I tried to take time, and you know, same routine.
But I played straight, and actually just broke to the right, even that short putt. 
So it was unfortunate on 18, but I've done a lot of ‑‑ I feel good about my game. 

But other than that, it was a great experience, and sometimes, you know, you have to close to win the tournament.

It's getting better. It's progressing, and on the playoff hole, you know, it's just hard to kind of focus what's going on right now because I was still a little bit bummed what happened on 18, honestly.
I don't know, you know, sometimes things happen, and it's kind of, you know, tough because it's Nabisco, and hopefully I'll have better or more chances.

Read all about the champion Sun Young Yoo, Sweden's Karin Sjodin & USA's own Natalie Gulbis with a record final round 65!