HAWORTH, N.J. – The USciences golf team recorded its best-ever team total at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship, with three Devils moving into the top-nine of program's record book for the lowest individual total at the event, as the second and final round of the Championship wrapped up at White Beeches Golf & Country Club on Tuesday.
University of the Sciences' team total of 660 was 11 strokes lower than the previous record set at the Fall 2017 Championship, and now ranks second all-time in the program's recorded history (since Fall 2009), trailing only the 645 set at the Goldey-Beacom Fall Invitational on Sept. 29-30, 2013.
The Devils' round of 327 yesterday was their second-lowest round in their 15 year-history at the CACC Championship, as well as the seventh-lowest in recorded program history, while their 333 today now ranks fourth.
After shooting a 74 yesterday for the lowest-ever CACC Championship round by a Devil, as well as the third-lowest round in recorded program history, freshman Tyler Blake carded an 84 today. His two-round total of 158 now ranks tied for third in USciences' 14-year history of playing two rounds at the event, as well as tied for ninth in recorded program history.
His tied for 18th place finish in the field of 45 is tied for the fourth-highest in the program's history of the CACC Championship, and he notably finished tied for fifth in the field in par-5 scoring at -1.
Fellow freshman Andrew Rush followed up his 80 yesterday with an 83 today, with his two-round total of 163 now ranking as the seventh-lowest in the program's history of the event.
Sahas Chandragiri shot a new collegiate-best for USciences' best round of the day, as the junior carded an 81 to improve on his first round score by five strokes and finish one shot outside the top-10 lowest rounds in the program's CACC Championship history.
His two-round total of 167 is the ninth-lowest in the program's history of the event.
Senior Andy Ring closed out his CACC Championship career with an 85, two shots better than yesterday.
Freshman Timothy Wright also shot a collegiate-best, improving on his first round score by nine strokes to end the day with a 91.
University of the Sciences placed eighth as a team, beating out ninth-place Jefferson by 10 strokes. The eighth-place finish is tied for the best in program history, something the Devils have now accomplished five times.
USciences wraps up its fall schedule at the Chestnut Hill Fall Invitational, held at Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., on Oct. 28-29.
T18. Tyler Blake – 74-84-158 (+14) (tied for third-lowest total in USciences' CACC Championship history) (tied for ninth-lowest total in recorded program history (since Fall 2009))
T29. Andrew Rush -80-83-163 (seventh-lowest total in USciences' CACC Championship history)
34. Sahas Chandragiri – 86-81-167 (ninth-lowest total in USciences' CACC Championship history)
40. Andy Ring – 87-85-172
44. Timothy Wright - 100-91-191