Timlin, Weitendorf lead Saints to third place at CAC Championship

Timlin, Weitendorf lead Saints to third place at CAC Championship

CAPE CHARLES, Va.—The Marymount (Va.) University men's golf squad jumped another spot to secure a third-place finish in the Capital Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon. The three-day event took place on the 6374-yard Par 72 course at the Bay Creek Resort.

Through three days of competition, the Saints collectively shot 323-330-316 to finish third in a field of seven squads. The Saints fell short to the four-time reigning champions, Christopher Newport University, and the University of Mary Washington by just 17 strokes. Two Saints earned All-CAC accolades for their impressive performance throughout the tournament.   

Junior Erik Timlin paced the Saints through three rounds, carding a total score of 227 (+11) to place fourth in a field of 35 golfers. Timlin bolstered six birdies throughout the tournament, earning first-team All-CAC accolades. Senior Kyle Weitendorf added his third birdie of the tournament on the fourth hole, finishing in 12th after shooting 78 (+6) in round three. Weitendorf's impressive performance earned him second-team All-CAC honors.

Freshman John David Coffin climbed two spots after shaving two strokes off his day-two score, and bolstering another birdie on the 11th hole. He finished with a score of 82 (+10) in round three and placed 18th overall.

In his first performance in the CAC Championship, freshman Kevin Wagner shot a score of 80 (+8) in the final round of play, shaving five strokes off his round-two score, enough to improve six places and finish tied for 19th. Senior Gannon White rounded out the blue and white with a score of 97.

Christopher Newport University took first place for the fourth-straight year, after collectively shooting 898 (+34) through the three-day event. The team victory earned CNU an automatic bid to compete in the NCAA tournament this season. Christopher Newport's David Rabil placed first, with a total score of 221 (+5), and was named the CAC Player of the Year.

The CAC Championship concludes the 2016-17 campaign for the blue and white. The men will gear up this summer and return to action in the fall of 2017.