Cortland’s Tesori Named NWGC Coach of the Year
PROVIDENCE, RI – During the Northeast Women’s Golf Conference championship, Cortland head coach Joe Tesori had his team firing on all cylinders. The Red Dragons rolled to the conference championship and helped Tesori earn NWGC Coach of the Year as announced by the league office.
Tesori is the inaugural recipient of the award as the NWGC is in its first year of official NCAA competition. It’s the second time the Syracuse, NY, native has earned a top coaching honor after capturing Empire 8 Coach of the Year in 2017.
Following a strong opening round, Cortland cruised to victory at the NWGC Championship, October 5-6, at Colonie Country Club. The Red Dragons bested the field by 77 strokes with a two-day score of 687. Cortland’s Danielle Bambola captured individual medalist honors while teammate Alivia Waldron earned Rookie of the Year.
During the fall campaign, the Red Dragons finished in the top four of all four of their tournaments. In addition to winning the conference tournament, Cortland captured the Cortaca Northeast Invitational.
Cortland opened the year ranked 63rd in the first Golfstat national rankings. Bambola rates 12th in NCAA Division III with a 75.75 adjusted strokes per round average.