Saturday, March 31, 2007
By Bob Heller
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia coed golf team earned their first two wins of the season in yesterday's quad match at Island Green Country Club, turning in their lowest team score in over seven seasons as the defeated Haverford College and Chestnut Hill College while falling to defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champion Goldey Beacom College.
The Devils shot 315 on the afternoon, placing second behind Goldey Beacom's 304. Haverford shot 334 and Chestnut Hill shot 393 on the afternoon. The Devils improve to 2-6 overall with the wins over the Fords and the Griffins.
Goldey Beacom's Steve cutler had the lowest score of the afternoon with a score of 69. Five strokes off the pace was USP's Scott Cahayla (Fr., Lakeland Regional/Ringwood, NJ). Cahayla shot a career best 74 and tied for the lowest round shot by a Devils this season. Mike Williams of Goldey Beacom and Kevin McGravey of Haverford had the third lowest scores with each of them shooting 77, while USP's Dan Lovette (Fr., Bishop McCourt/ Davidsville, Pa.) was one strike behind the two with a 78.
Justin Grossman and Rob Hunt rounded out Goldey Beacom's top four shooters with identical rounds of 79 giving the Lightning a total of 304 on the afternoon. Adam Strittmatter (So., Ford City HS/New Castle, Pa.) and James Kim (Jr. Dulaney HS/Nottingham, Md.) rounded out the Devils top four shooters with scores of 80 and 83 respectively, to give the Devils a total score of 315. For Strittmatter, his score was a 16-stroke improvement from the round of 96 he shot at yesterday's match against Neumann College at Island Green.
Agnad Singh (82), Jae Cho (87) and Brian Venturo (88) rounded out Haverford's top four shooters. John McLaughlin was low scorer for Chestnut Hill with 82. Nick D'Amico (95), Andy Thorne (100) and Bob Larkin (116) rounded out the Griffins top four shooters.
The Devils return to action on Monday, April 2nd when the take on Holy Family University at Frankford-Torresdale Country Club.