Tim Crouch Repeats as Division II National Champion

May 22, 2014

by Cary McMullen | Publications editor
FSC’s Tim Crouch successfully defended his title as NCAA Division II national champion in men’s golf on Wednesday, shooting a 68 to win by one stroke at The Meadows course in Allendale, Mich.

The feat has been accomplished only twice before in Division II, the last time in 1994-1995. Crouch was competing as an individual at the tournament when the FSC men’s team failed in the regionals to qualify for the national tournament.

Crouch, a senior, came from sixth place after the second round to claim the title. He edged out Adam Svensson of Barry University, making clutch putts for par and birdie in the closing holes.

“It means the world to me,” Crouch told The Ledger of Lakeland. “You play your whole career to win one of these, and now I’ve won two of them.”

FSC Coach Doug Gordin told The Ledger it was Crouch’s best round.

“All the experience and everything he’s learned over four years came to fruition,” Gordin said. “He played like a professional. He never got rattled. He kept plugging away. That’s very rewarding for a coach.”

The national championship is the eighth won by a FSC men’s golfer, a NCAA Division II record.

For a complete story of Crouch’s victory, click here.