GOLF

2018 Golf Central

CRUSADERS TAKE HOME SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE NPA NORTH TITLE
May 14 – Bloomfield, NJ – On a rainy, soggy Tuesday the Crusader Golf Team performed better than all the rest, capturing the program’s seventh consecutive NPA North Title and eleventh overall.
     Brandon Valvano’s 74 led the team, whose 303 cumulative score in the Play Five Score Four was fourteen strokes better than runner up, Delbarton. Leo Turi (75) and Will Celiberti (76) were just one stroke behind Valvano and young Thomas O’Neill shot 78. Charlie Cummings shot an 80 as the BC defeated the field of six, improving the team’s record to a perfect 31-0 on the season.


CELIBERTI STRONG A BNC CHAMPIONSHIP
May 10 – Rockleigh, NJ – Will Celiberti
won the overall individual title at the BNC Championship as BC won the BNC and Bergen County titles.
     Celiberti’s 71 led the entire field as BC dominated, scoring 306, 18 strokes less than next closest Don Bosco Prep. Leo Turi shot 76 and Brandon Valvano (78) scored next best in the play 5, score 4 format. Charlie Cummings and Thomas O’Neill each shot 81 on the day that included a 155-198 victory over Ridgewood for the Overall Bergen County BNC title.


VALVANO'S 36 LEADS BC OVER RAMSEY
May 9 – Haworth, NJ – For the second time in four days, senior, Brandon Valvano, shot a 36 to lead BC. The Crusaders defeated Ramsey’s Varsity Rams 150-169. Joe Calocino and Charlie Cummings each shot 37 and Leo Turi knocked down a 40 to round out BC’s top four. Thomas O’Neill shot a 42 and Thomas Olsen shot 48 for BC as well.

CRUSADERS THUNDER PAST MAHWAH BY TWENTY STROKES
May 8 – Wayne, NJ – The Crusaders broke out the clubs at North Jersey Country Club on Wednesday and took down the Thunderbirds 151-171. Will Celiberti and Leo Turi each put on a show, shooting 37 on the day. Thomas O’Neill (38) and Liam White (39) continue to impress and Joe Calocino and Charlie Cummings each shot 40 to finish out the top six.


MARAUDERS BECOME CRUSADERS 25TH VICTIM
May 7 – Haworth, NJ – Liam White (37), Thomas O’Neill (38), Brandon Valvano (39)
and Mike Nargizian (40) scored for BC who remained unbeaten in match play this season. Charlie Cummings (41) and Tommy Olson (42) played solid rounds as well as BC defeated SPP 154-170.


GOLFERS DOMINATE DIVISION ON BIG NORTH UNITED D-DAY
May 6 – Rockleigh, NJ – Thomas O’Neill shot a low round of 35 while Brandon Valvano and Liam White each shot 36 to lead BC to victory over the BNC United on Division Day.  Charlie Cummings shot 39, making the team total 146, defeating the next closest team, Don Bosco Prep (153). Leo Turi shot 40 and Joe Calocino recorded a 43 on the day as BC improved its record with 6 wins from 19-0 to 25-0.


PATRIOTS BECOME CRUSADERS' NINETEENTH CONQUEST
May 2 – Wayne, NJ – Freshman, Liam White, helped to lead his 19-0 Crusader over the Wayne Hills Patriot Golf Team 159-198.  Thomas O’Neill shot 39, Charlie Cummings and Leo Turi also scored, contributing forty-ones.  Mike Nargizian (44) and Tommy Olson (45) rounded out the play 6, score 4 team play.


GOLF DRIVES PAST NVOT
May 1 – Haworth, NJ – Will Celiberti and Leo Turi each shot a 37 to lead BC over Northern Valley Old Tappan at Haworth CC on Wednesday.  Charlie Cummings (39), Brandon Valvano (40), Joe Calocino (41) and Thomas O’Neill (42) all contributed to an outstanding performance.  Final score:  BC 153-NVOT 171.


GOLF "PUTTS AWAY" KNIGHTS
April 30 – Emerson, NJ – It is difficult to beat a team that sends six golfers that all shoot 41 and under.  Bergen Tech can attest to that statement.  The Crusaders took out the Knights 153-182 as Thomas O’Neill was low-scorer with a 36.  Will Celiberti, Brandon Valvano and Joe Calocino all shot 39.  Add in strong performances from Charlie Cummings and Liam White and there is a victory.



GOLFERS AWESOME AT ARCOLA
April 29 – Paramus, NJ – The Crusader Golf Team cruised to a 23 stroke victory over next nearest opponent, Midland Park, on Monday at the Arcola Invitational shooting 318 in the play 5 count 4 tournament.
     Will Celiberti continues on his torrid pace, shooting a four-over 76 on the 18 hole, par 72 course. Charlie Cummings and Liam White each shot a more than respectable 80 and Brandon Valvano scored for BC with an 82. Leo Turi continued to play outstanding golf with an 84.


BC PLACES SECOND AT BRUNSWICK INVITATIONAL

April 25 – Greenwich, CT – The Crusader Golf team shot a 309, good for second at the Brunswick Invitational at Round Hill CC on Thursday. Will Celiberti shot 75, followed by Brandon Valvano’s 77, Charlie Cummings (78), Leo Turi (79) and Thomas O’Neill (80). The strong team effort finished just six strokes behind host school, the Brunswick School, placing ahead of Greenwich (326) and New Canaan (336).


CRUSADER GOLF IMPROVES TO 15-0
April 24 – Paramus, NJ – Charlie Cummings shot 35 at Ridgewood CC on Wednesday to lead BC over Ramapo 155-185. Will Celiberti and Thomas O’Neill each shot 39, while Joe Calocino recorded a 42. Tommy Olson’s 43 and Liam White’s 46 were the other two scores this writer could never shoot.


TURI LEADS CRUSADERS 
TO SCHOOL RECORD
April 23 – Wayne, NJ – Leo Turi shot 33 and Liam White 34 as BC set a new school record (142) at North Jersey Country Club in Wayne. The Crusaders consistently get excellent performances from all of their varsity golfers. Brandon Valvano shot 37, Charlie Cum-mings and Thomas O’Neill shot 38 and Joe Calocino scored 39. The Crusaders are 14-0 on the season.


CRUSADER GOLFERS TAKE HOME TITLE AT BLUE DEVIL INVITATIONAL
April 22 – Westfield, NJ – The Crusader Golf team played 18 holes and won the 2019 Blue Devil Invitational at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield. Wil Celiberti shot a one-over 72 to lead the victors. Brandon Valvano and Thomas O’Neill each shot 77, followed by Charlie Cummings (78), Liam White (79) and Leo Turi (80).


CELIBERTI'S 34 SHINES AS BC DEFEATS PASCACK HILLS 
April 18 – Haworth, NJ –
Senior Will Celiberti was there for win number 1,000 and helped Coach Jacobsen to many leading up to 1,100 so when he was unable to play yesterday, one could only expect a terrific performance his next time out. His 34 led the way as BC defeated the Cowboys 146- 180. Leo Turi shot 36, Thomas O’Neill (37) and Joe Calocino (39). Liam White shot a forty and Charlie Cummings contributed a 41.


CRUSADERS BEST PV.  JAKE WINS ELEVEN HUNDREDTH!
April 17 – Paramus, NJ – Ridgewood Country Club has been home to some outstanding events, among them various PGA and LPGA events. Wednesday, RCC hosted Jim Jacobsen’s Bergen Catholic Golf Team in a match against Pascack Valley Regional High School which resulted in his milestone 1100th Career Victory. The only NJ coach with more victories is St. Anthony’s High School Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley, Sr. with 1,189.
     Along with his 1100 victories, Coach Jacobsen’s teams have won 51 league titles; 16 Bergen County Titles; 9 District Titles; 9 Non-Public A North Titles; 6 State titles and 10 TOC Titles.
CRUSADERS SET SCHOOL RECORD IN HELPING COACH TO MILESTONE VICTORY
Not to be overshadowed by Coach Jacobsen’s accomplishment, his four-man set a school record on Ridgewood CC West’s nine-hole course, shooting 143 to defeat Pascack Valley (181).


VARSITY RECORDS IMPRESSIVE WIN AT DELBARTON’S HOME COURSE
April 16 – Bernardsville, NJ – The Crusader golf team recorded its tenth win against no losses for the 2019 campaign with an impressive 152-160 victory over Delbarton at Sommerville CC, Delbarton’s de-facto home course. Will Celiberti shot 36 and Brandon Valvano entered a 37 to lead the Crusaders. Chuck Cummings shot 39 and Tom O’Neil 40 to round out BC’s top four. Freshman Liam White shot 41 and Leo Turi, 45 in Coach Jim Jacobsen’s 1099th victory.


GOLFERS LET IT FLY, BUT NOT TOO HIGH, VS DBP
April 15 – Haworth, NJ – In what BC expected to be the most competitive match of their division play, Don Bosco Prep, did not disappoint, forcing BC’s closest dual to date. In the end, the Ironmen were unable to match BC’s experience and the depth provided by a pair of freshmen. Senior, Will Celiberti shot a 39 and freshmen Liam White (39) and Tom O’Neil (40) also did their best to keep the ball down and out of the 30-50 mph gusts which made Haworth CC an adventure on Monday. Breandon Valvano and Chuck Cummings each shot 39 and Leo Turi shot 42 on the afternoon. BC defeated Bosco by just 6 strokes, 159-165 and improves to 9-0 on the season.
 
VARSITY GOLFERS CONSISTENCY MAKES HIGHLANDS SCORE HIGHER
April 12 – Haworth, NJ – Thomas O’Neill was the low man, shooting 37 as BC defeated Northern Highlands 153-163. Will Celliberti shot 38 and three Crusaders were a shot behind him at 39 – Chuck Cummings, Brandon Valvano and Liam White. Leo Turi closed out the team with a 40. BC climbs to 8-0.
 
WW NO MATCH FOR 7-0 BC GOLF
April 11 – Tenafly, NJ – The Crusaders took to the fairways of Knickerbocker CC on Thursday to take on the Westwood in a round of nine-hole. Chuck became Charlie (Cummings) as he went from an 80 (18 holes) to a 36 (9 holes) in a day. Thomas O’Neill shot 39 and Joe Calocino shot 41 to set the pace. Liam White and Mike Nargizian each knocked in a 42 and Pierce Ryan shot 49 as BC defeated the Cardinals 158-198.
 
 
GOLFERS TAKE TOP PRIZE AT FDU TOURNAMENT
April 10 – River Vale, NJ – The Varsity Golf Team played a terrific round on Wednesday, defeating its next two closest opponents, Blair (313) and Don Bosco Prep (314) in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Tournament at River Vale CC with a low score of 304. Senior standout, Will Celiberti was more like himself, shooting 69 in 18 holes. Brandon Valvano contributed with a 76, Leo Turi (79), Chuck Cummings (80) and Thomas O’Neill (82) in the Five Man Count Four. Joe Calocino played individual and shot 84 on the day.
 
 
BC DEFEATS DEMAREST AS VALVANO PERSISTS IN THE RAIN
April 9 – Ridgewood, NJ – A rainy made for difficult conditions on a challenging course, but BC defeated the Norsemen of Northern Valley Demarest 153-179. Brandon Valvano was low scorer for the day, putting in 37-stroke effort. Freshman Liam White got off to 1-under after the first five holes and finished up at 38, good for second. Will Celiberti and Joe Calocino rounded out the top four with 139s. Tom O’Neill shot a 41 on the day and Tommy Olson knocked in a 47 in a day that was unpleasant to play as any day this spring.
 
 
GOLF PLAYS WELL, PLACES SECOND AT GARDEN STATE CUP
April 8 – Egg Harbor City, NJ – BC entered this year’s GSC at Blue Heron Pines with a major target on their back. The Crusaders had won the event in each of the past three years and CBA, motivated to have a strong day, certainly did. That said, Brandon Valvano, Chuck Cummings and Leo Turi all shot very respectable 79s. Freshman, Liam White contributed with an 82 and Will Celiberti shot 84 as BC combined for 319 overall (Play 5 count 4), 17 strokes behind the Colts.
 
 
CRUSADERS PUTT PAST PANTHERS
April 4 – Haworth, NJ – Although it was a late change of venue, BC made it to 4-0 with a 155-170 victory over Glen Rock. The 15-stroke margin of victory was the closest match BC has had in this young 2019 season. It was Leo Turi’s turn to lead the way with a team low of 37, followed by Mr. Consistency, Will Celiberti (38) and Tommy O’Neill (39).
 
 
BC DRIVES OVER DEPAUL
April 3 – Haworth, NJ – Liam White helped the Crusaders get off to a 3-0 record with a 35 as BC defeated DePaul 145-197. Will Celiberti shot 36 and, Charlie Cummings (38) to lead BC.
 
 
BC CRUSHES KUSHNER 144-202
April 2 – Oradell, NJ – The friendly confines of Hackensack CC saw four Crusaders break 40. Will Celiberti led the way with a 34, followed by Leo Turi and Tommy O’Neill at 36 and Charlie Cummings (38). Tommy Olson (45) and Mike Nargizian (49) also shot well.
 
 
GOLFERS OPEN AMID A STRONG APRIL WIND: 154-217 OVER SJR
April 1 – Montclair, NJ – The winds were cold and the greens were firm but the score was low, so BC opens Coach Jim Jacobsen’s 37th year at the helm with a decisive victory over St. Joseph Regional of Montvale. Senior Will Celiberti tried his best to match the perceived temperature of 35o and led the Crusaders with a low score of 36.
     “I had a lot of layers on so it was difficult to hit the ball. I needed to play a lot more ¾ (strength) shots rather than full ones.”
     Because of the wind, he generally chose one club up (ex. from an 8 to a 7 iron) in order to keep the ball down. “The second hole was a 170 yard par 3, that I hit within an inch.” That led to his one birdie.
     Charlie Cummings and Brandon Valvano each recorded 39. Leo Turi turned in a 45 for the afternoon and Joe Calocino (43) and Liam White (40) rounded out the Crusader golfers.
 
 
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