NTL All-Star Golf teams announced.

By: Ed Weaver | NTL Sports | October 28, 2019 | Photo courtesy Tim Farley

 
NTL All-Star Golf teams announced.
 

The Northern Tier League announced their All-Star golf teams on Monday, October 28.

NTL Player of the Year

Austin Outman (12th, Cowanesque Valley)
Coach: Denice Williams
NTL average (rank): 76.00 (1st)
Low NTL score: 70 (Tomasso's)
Medalist: Towanda CC (75), River Valley (73), Tioga (80), Tyoga (71), Tomasso's (70)
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: All-NTL team 2016 (2nd team), 2017 (1st team), 2018 (Player of the Year); led CV to District IV team championship after 3rd-place NTL finish; won District IV championship by 13 shots; Day 2 Medalist at PIAA Class AA Championships.

First Team Selections

Ty Morral (12th, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 78.71 (2nd)
Low NTL score: 75 (Shepard Hills)
Medalist: Shepard Hills (75), Corey Creek (77), Tioga (80)
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: Led Hornets to undefeated NTL record and 2nd consecutive NTL championship; qualified for 1st East Region and 1st PIAA Tournament; all-NTL 1st team in 2018; improved by 27 shots per round from 2016 freshman season.

Joseph Propheta (12th, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 80.00 (3rd)
Low NTL score: 77 (River Valley)
Medalist: Tioga (80)
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: Vital cog for two-time NTL champion Hornets; missed PIAA championships cut by one shot; showed 25-shot improvement from freshman year.

Tyler Hawley (12th, Towanda)
Coach: Tim Farley
NTL average (rank): 84.71 (4th)
Low NTL score: 79 (Shepard Hills)
Best NTL finish: 79 (Shepard Hills, 3rd)
Top 10 finishes: 6 of 7
Notable: Two-time all-NTL 2nd Team (2017, 2018); three-time District IV 2nd-day qualifier

Hayden Dewey (12th, Troy)
Coach: Ed White
NTL average (rank): 85.14 (T-5th)
Low NTL score: 80 (Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: 83 (River Valley, T-2nd) 
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: Two-time all-NTL 2nd Team (2017, 2018); two-time District IV qualifier

Gavin Blair (12th, Sayre)
Coach: Jamie VanDuzer
NTL average (rank): 85.14 (T-5th)
Low NTL score: 82 (Towanda CC, Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: 83 (River Valley, T-2nd) 
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: Qualified for 2nd-day play at District IV Championships for first time; Improved by 21 shots from 2016 freshman season.

Second Team Selections

Brock Hamblin (12th, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 86.57 (7th)
Low NTL score: 85 (Corey Creek, Tyoga)
Best NTL finish: Corey Creek (85, 3rd)
Top 10 finishes: 7 of 7
Notable: Qualified for 2nd District IV appearance; remarkably steady at #3 for the NTL-champion Hornets, with all NTL rounds between 85 and 89.

Joel Heck (11th, Cowanesque Valley)
Coach: Denice Williams
NTL average (rank): 88.86 (T-8th)
Low NTL score: 81 (Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: 83 (Tyoga, 5th); 81 (Tomasso's, T-5th)
Top 10 finishes: 3 of 7
Notable: Surged in latter part of the NTL season to grab a spot on the all-NTL team, and help CV to District IV title; came from off the pace to qualify for East Region tournament; improved scoring average by over eight shots per round from 2018 season.

Kannon VanDuzer (10th, Sayre)
Coach: Jamie VanDuzer
NTL average (rank): 88.86 (T-8th)
Low NTL score: 83 (Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: Corey Creek (86, 5th)
Top 10 finishes: 5 of 7
Notable: Qualified for 2nd District IV Championship with his low round of the year at White Deer Vintage; 2018 NTL Rookie of the Year.

Reece White (11th, North Penn-Mansfield)
Coach: Ed White
NTL average (rank): 89.00 (10th)
Low NTL score: 81 (Tioga)
Best NTL finish: Tioga (83, 4th)
Top 10 finishes: 5 of 7
Notable: Low average for NTL 2nd-place North Penn-Mansfield team that returns all five scorers in 2020; qualified for 1st District IV Championship; named recipient of Scott Taylor Memorial Sportsmanship Award by vote of NTL golfers and coaches.

Ethan Blakley (12th, Wellsboro)
Coach: Steve Macensky
NTL average (rank): 91.29 (11th)
Low NTL score: 87 (River Valley)
Best NTL finish: 87 (River Valley, T-7th)
Top 10 finishes: 3 of 7
Notable: Key contributor to NTL-champion Hornets; qualified for 1st District IV Championship; improved by more than 12 shots per round from 2018 season.

Other Awards

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

Andrew Green (9th, North Penn-Mansfield)
Coach: Ed White
NTL average (rank): 95.71 (17th)
Low NTL score: 89 (Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: 89 (Tomasso's, T-12th)
Notable: Qualified for first District IV Championship this season; key member of NPM squad that returns all five players next season and will be early favorite for NTL championship.

Most Improved Player

Dylan Seck (10th, Sayre)
Coach: Jamie VanDuzer
NTL average (rank): 99.00 (19th)
Low NTL score: 91 (Tomasso's)
Best NTL finish: 91 (Tomasso's, T-15th)
Notable: Improved scoring average by 26 shots per round from 2018 season to win Most Improved Player honors unanimously in vote of NTL coaches; narrowly missed qualifying for District IV championships, missing cut by one shot.

Scott Taylor Memorial (NTL Sportsman of the Year)

Reece White (11th, North Penn-Mansfield)

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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