MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A day after carding its best-ever round at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship, the University of the Sciences men's golf team recorded its best-ever team total and tied its best-ever team finish at the Championship as play wrapped up with the Second and Final round on Monday morning at Back Creek Golf Club.
USciences' round of 323 yesterday was its best-ever round at the CACC Championship dating back to its first Championship in 2006, breaking the previous record of 337 set in the Second Round in 2009.
The Devils carded a 348 as a team today for a two-day total of 671, breaking the previous record of 686 set in 2015.
University of the Sciences tied for eighth with Jefferson and was just six strokes behind seventh place Felician for what would have been the Devils' best-ever finish at the CACC Championship. The Devils also placed eighth from 2006-08.
Austin Staiano became the first Devil - and just the second in program history - since Eric Jones in 2015 to card consecutive sub-80 rounds at the CACC Championship with his second straight 79. The two-day total of 158 placed him in the top-half of the field of 45 in a tie for 18th.
It was the second consecutive year that Staiano led USciences at the Championship and was a 12-stroke improvement from his score of 170 less than six months ago in April when he finished in a tie for 36th.
Andy Ring also improved on his overall finish and was the second-highest placing Devil for the second Championship in a row. Less than six months after placing in a tie for 39th, his round of 88 on Monday meant a two-day total of 169, one shot better than his score from April and good for a tie for 34th.
One stroke behind Ring was Nik Athmann, who shot a University of the Sciences season-best 78 in the First Round yesterday.
Mitchel Storb improved on his finish in April by as he totaled 174 for the two days to place 40th.
Drew Grover rounded out USciences' day with a round of 98 for a two-day total of 180.
University of the Sciences wraps up its Fall season on Oct. 14-15 when it hosts the Devils Classic at Bluestone Country Club.
T18. Austin Staiano – 79-79-158
T34. Andy Ring – 81-88-169
T36. Nik Athmann – 78-92-170
40. Mitchel Storb – 85-89-174
43. Drew Grover – 92-98-180