HAWORTH, N.J. – The USciences golf team shot the second-lowest Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship round in the program's history, highlighted by Tyler Blake shooting the lowest-ever round by a Devil at the event on Monday at White Beeches Golf & Country Club.
The Devils' first round total of 327 now trails only the 323 shot by University of the Sciences in the first round of the Fall 2017 Championship.
Blake carded a 74 (+2) to beat the previous lowest-ever round shot by a Devil by two strokes, set by Eric Jones in both the first and second round of the 2015 Championship.
In addition, the 74 is the third-lowest round in the program's recorded history (since Fall 2009), trailing only the 70's shot by Scott Cahayla in 2009 and Ian Byerly in 2012.
The freshman is currently tied for third in the field of 45, trailing the leader by four strokes and second place by two strokes. The highest a Devil has ever finished at the CACC Championship is tied for seventh, which Jones accomplished in 2015.
Blake is tied for second in the field in both birdies (4) and par-4 scoring (+1).
University of the Sciences is currently tied for second amongst the nine teams with seven birdies.
Fellow freshman Andrew Rush has one of those birdies, and he is tied for second in the field in par-5 scoring at -1 as he also sits in the top-half of the field in a tie for 21st after shooting an 80, tied for the ninth-lowest round in the program's CACC Championship history.
Freshman Timothy Wright rounded out USciences' day with a 100.
The Devils' 327 currently has them in eighth place, three shots behind seventh-place Dominican and seven shots ahead of ninth-place Jefferson.
University of the Sciences' best-ever finish at the event is eighth, which it has done four times.
T3. Tyler Blake – 74 (+2) (lowest in program's CACC Championship history) (third-lowest in recorded program history (since Fall 2019))
T21. Andrew Rush - 80
T38. Sahas Chandragiri – 86
41. Andy Ring – 87
44. Timothy Wright - 100