Wednesday, April 18, 2007
By Bob Heller
After being postponed for a day, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Golf Championships took place yesterday at Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown, Delaware. The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia golf team was one of ten teams competing and battling the less than perfect weather conditions. When all the teams had finished their round, the Devils had placed eighth amongst the ten teams, equaling their finish from last season.
The Devils finished the 18-hole tournament with a score of 340, two strokes behind seventh place Philadelphia University and 29 strokes behind tournament winner Post University. The Eagles won their second consecutive CACC Men’s Golf Championship, edging Goldey-Beacom College by just one stroke, 311-312. Jonathan Carr of Nyack College won the individual title, firing a one-over-par 72, while Post freshman Lee Wanklyn shot a 74 to take home Rookie of the Year honors. Post's Tommy Dorso, Jr. was voted Coach of the Year and Nyack earned the annual Team Sportsmanship Award. The tournament was originally scheduled to be a 36-hole event, but rain and wind forced the opening round to be canceled.
James Kim (Jr. Dulaney HS/Nottingham, Md.) led the Devils with a score of 79, finishing in a tie for 12th place overall. Scott Cahayla (Fr., Lakeland Regional/Ringwood, NJ) finished the day with a score of 84, placing 25th overall amongst the 48 golfers competing. Dan Lovette (Fr., Bishop McCourt/ Davidsville, Pa.) was four strokes behind Cahayla with a score of 88 (34th place) and Blake Vida (So., Pomperaug Regional HS/ Southbury, Conn.) rounded out the Devils top four finishers with a score of 89 (36th place). Adam Strittmatter (So., Ford City HS/New Castle, Pa.) also competed for the Devils, shooting a 91 (38th place).
The Devils will conclude their season with a dual match against Philadelphia University on April 27, 2007.