Cougar men’s golf look to defend regional title

Cody Stonebraker
Cody Stonebraker

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus State men's golf is heading to Battle Creek, Michigan for the Region XII Championship, May 14-15, on the Bedford Valley Golf Course.  The Cougars look to win their second consecutive Region XII DIII title, led by Region XII DIII low-medalist and NJCAA all-American John Carlisle.

Alongside Carlisle in scoring are newcomers Jacob Wilson and Nicholas Darling, who have posted career-bests of 75 and 77 respectively. Returner John Mikulec and newcomer Cody Stonebraker are also expected to be contributors to the team score.

Columbus State won the 2017 title by double-digit strokes over Vincennes University and Schoolcraft College to earn a spot in the NJCAA DIII National Championship, where they finished as national runner-up.

The Region XII Championship is divided into two tournaments. At the DIII level, three schools compete for one spot in the national championship, whereas, at the DII level, thirteen schools compete for three bids to their respective championship.

Bedford Valley Golf Course is a par-72, 7,020-yard layout. Play begins at 10:00 a.m. on Mon, May 14 with 36 holes of continuous play. On Tuesday, it will begin at 9:00 a.m.