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.