2018 NTL all-star golf teams announced.

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | November 13, 2018

 
2018 NTL all-star golf teams announced.
 

The Northern Tier League announced their All-Star golf teams on Tuesday, November 13.

NTL Player of the Year

Austin Outman (11, Northern Tioga)
Coach: Larry Moon
NTL average (rank): 77.29 (1)
Medalist: Towanda CC (76), River Valley (76), Tomasso's (71)
Low score: 71 (Tomasso's)
NTL Top 10 finishes: Seven of seven
District IV results: 73-84=157 (3rd)
PIAA East Region results: 75 (2nd)
PIAA AA Championships: 81-78=159 (T16th)
Notable: All-NTL team 2016 (2nd team), 2017 (1st team); key member of two NTL champion teams (2016-2017)

First Team Selections

Tanner Adriance (12, Northern Tioga)
Coach: Larry Moon
NTL average (rank): 78.29 (2)
Medalist: Shepard Hills (76), Tyoga CC (76)
Low score: 71 (Tomasso's)
NTL Top 10 finishes: Seven of seven
District IV results: 82-79=161 (4th)
PIAA East Region results: 85 (19th)
Notable: Four-time All-NTL 1st team – ranked #2 in league all four years; key member of two NTL champion teams (2016-2017); District IV Champion, 2017

Benjamin Barnett (12, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 78.43 (3)
Medalist: Corey Creek (74)
Low score: (74) Corey Creek
NTL Top 10 finishes: Seven of seven
District IV results: 74-73=147 (2nd)
PIAA Team Qualifier results: 80
PIAA East Region results: 81 (T10th)
PIAA AA Championships: 78-76=154 (T5th – All-State)
Notable: Third All-NTL 1st team (after 2016-2017); leader of 2018 NTL and District IV Champion Hornets; first PIAA medal-winner from NTL since TJ Howe (Northern Tioga, PIAA co-Champion, 2005); named co-recipient of Scott Taylor Memorial NTL Sportsmanship Award

Brandyn Tuttle (12, Wellsboro).
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 82.71 (4)
Best NTL finish: Corey Creek (79, 3rd)
Low score: 79 (Corey Creek)
NTL Top 10 finishes: Seven of seven
District IV results: 87-83=170 (T8th)
PIAA Team Qualifier results: 79
Notable: Third All-NTL 1st team (after 2016-2017); key member of 2018 NTL and District IV Champion Hornets

Ty Morral (11, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 83.43 (5)
Best NTL finish: Towanda CC (79, 2nd)
Low score: 79 (Towanda CC)
NTL Top 10 finishes: seven of seven
District IV results: 77-93=170 (T8th)
PIAA Team Qualifier results: 84
Notable: Named NTL Most Improved Player after dropping almost ten shots per round from 2017 and over 22 shots from 2016; was the final piece needed to push the Hornets over the top in the NTL and District IV competition

Joseph Propheta (12, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 84.14 (6)
Best NTL finish: Shepard Hills (83, 4th); Corey Creek (84, T4th); River Valley (79, 4th)
Low score: 79 (River Valley)
NTL Top 10 finishes: seven of seven
District IV results: 84-88=172 (12th)
PIAA Team Qualifier results: 90
Notable: Improved by 20-plus shots per round since 2016; was a key member of the deepest team in District IV

Second Team Selections

Tyler Vargeson (12, Northern Tioga)
Coach: Larry Moon
NTL average (rank): 85.14 (7)
Best NTL finish: Towanda CC (85, 3rd)
Low score: 80 (Tyoga CC)
NTL Top 10 finishes: seven of seven
District IV results: 86-83=169 (T5th)
Notable: All-NTL 1st Team (2017), all-NTL 2nd Team (2016); key member of 2016-2017 NTL champions

Tyler Hawley (11, Towanda)
Coach: Tim Farley
NTL average (rank): 85.57 (8).
Best NTL finish: River Valley (77, 2nd)
Low score: 77 (River Valley)
NTL Top 10 finishes: four of seven
District IV results: 89-88 (16th)
Notable: All-NTL 2nd Team (2017)

Hayden Dewey (11, Troy)
Coach: Ed White
NTL average (rank): 87.57 (9)
Best NTL finish: Tioga CC (80, T3rd)
Low NTL score: 80 (Tioga CC)
NTL Top 10 finishes: five of seven
District IV results: 93 (MC)
Notable: All-NTL 2nd Team (2017); named co-recipient of Scott Taylor Memorial NTL Sportsmanship Award

Nate Kennedy (12, Athens)
Coach: Jeff Novak
NTL average (rank): 87.83 (10)
Best NTL finish: Shepard Hills (87, 8th); Corey Creek (87, 8th)
Low NTL score: 86 (Tomasso's)
NTL Top 10 finishes: five of six
District IV results: 89-100=189 (22nd)
Notable: All-NTL 2nd Team (2017); 2017 PIAA East Region qualifier (AAA)

James Esposito (12, Sayre)
Coach: Chuck Marvin
NTL average (rank): 91.33 (11)
Best NTL finish: Tomasso's (81, T5th)
Low NTL score: 81 (Tomasso's)
NTL Top 10 finishes: three of seven
District IV qualifier results: 87
District IV results: 87-107=194 (24th)
Notable: Improved by 20 shots per round over three-year varsity career; two-sport fall letterman for the Redskins, doubling with football

Other Awards

NTL Rookie of the Year (low first-year player average)

Kannon VanDuzer (9, Sayre)
Coach: Chuck Marvin
NTL average (rank): 98.00 (20)
Best NTL finish: Tomasso's (88, T11th); Tyoga CC (88, T11th)
Low NTL score: 88 (Tomasso's, Tyoga CC)
District IV qualifier results: 86
District IV results: 95 (MC)
Notable: Shot his five best scores of the season in his final five rounds to rocket up the up the NTL rankings, qualify for the District IV tournament and establish himself as a player to watch in 2019

Most Improved Player

Ty Morral (11, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 83.43 (5)
Best NTL finish: Towanda CC (79, 2nd)
Low score: 79 (Towanda CC)
NTL Top 10 finishes: seven of seven
District IV results: 77-93=170 (T8th)
PIAA Team Qualifier results: 84

Scott Taylor Memorial (NTL Sportsman of the Year)

Benjamin Barnett (12, Wellsboro) and Hayden Dewey (11, Troy)
The NTL Sportsman of the Year was renamed in 2014 to honor the former Sayre coach. Before his passing, Coach Taylor was the embodiment of sportsmanship in golf – displaying traits of etiquette, fair play, good humor, knowledge of the rules, and winning (or losing) with class and dignity. Veteran players from each NTL team were nominated by their coaches, with the recipient being chosen by a league-wide vote of players and coaches.

 

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