KEENE, N.H. – Spearheaded by freshman Tyler Blake, the University of the Sciences golf team shot its second-lowest team total in recorded program history (since Fall 2009) at the Franklin Pierce Fall Invitational hosted at Keene Country Club on Sunday and Monday.
The Devils' 662 now trails only the team total of 645 set at the Goldey-Beacom Fall Invitational on Sept. 29-30, 2013, and is nine strokes better than the now third-place 671 set at the Fall 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship.
Blake was the catalyst, posting a total of 151 with rounds of 76 and 75 for the second-lowest two-round total in the program since Fall 2009, trailing only Scott Cahayla's 147 from Sept. 13, 2009.
His 76 yesterday was tied for the fifth-lowest in recorded program history at the time, while his 75 on Monday now ranks tied for third.
Blake's 28 pars were the most in the field of 75, and the rookie finished tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at E.
His final total of +7 on the par-72 course was good for tied for 17th.
Not to be outdone, fellow freshman Andrew Rush also shot a 75 on Monday to earn his spot in the program's record book along with Blake.
His two-day total of 155 placed him in the top-half of the field in a tie for 33rd.
After opening up his collegiate career with a 99 on Sunday, freshman Timothy Wright was eight strokes better on Monday.
University of the Sciences now takes two weeks off before returning to action with a tri-match with Jefferson and Cabrini on Monday, Sept.23 at The ACE Club.
T17. Tyler Blake – 76-75-151 (+7)
T33. Andrew Rush – 80-75-155
71. Andy Ring – 85-94-179
72. Sahas Chandragiri – 89-91-180
73. Timothy Wright – 99-91-190