Standing at 6 foot 1 inch tall, sophomore Chris Sarvadi proves his ability on the golf course.
Born all the way in Carrollton, Texas, this communication major played at his high school, Carrollton Christian Academy. In high school, Sarvadi placed three out of the four years in a regional tournament and made it to state once. Sarvadi also played for the school’s basketball team.
“I started playing golf when I was about 5 years old but only recreationally, then after high school I took it a bit more seriously,” Sarvadi said.
Sarvadi took a big step leaving his home in Texas to go to school in a little town in Pennsylvania.
“I always wanted to come to the north for a little bit of my life. I found Cabrini though College Board and saw they had a golf team so I applied and got in,” Sarvadi said.
After moving on to college, Sarvadi indeed took the game more seriously. As a freshman, he held his own with all of the upper classmen. Sarvadi finished tied for seventh at the Widener University Invitational in 2009.
In the CSAC tournament last year, he shot 11 over par and 12 over par, rounding out the Cavaliers’ five-man line-up. The team captured their second Colonial States Athletic Conference title that year.
This year, Sarvadi tied fifth in the Moravian College Invitational, 65th in the Lebanon Valley College Invitational and 55th in the Ursinus College Invitational.
The golf star has always loved the game and has one big support team behind him.
“My parents have always supported me as well as my uncle Paul, who gives me an opportunity to go to college and to play and learn the game of golf,” Sarvadi said.
On April 4, Sarvadi was been named the CSAC Co-Golfer of the Week. Sarvadi led the Cavaliers to a seventh-place team finish out of 19 squads in the Moravian College Invitational at Woodstone Country Club on April 1.
Sarvadi shot a 6-over par round of 78, finishing tied for fifth in a field of 95 total competitors. He was just one of 18 players to break the 80-stroke barrier.
Sarvadi shares the CSAC’s top weekly honor with Keystone College’s Ryne Luce. Luce (+6) also finished tied for fifth in the Moravian Invitational as the Giants placed fourth in the team standings.
“I am very excited to be honored with this award,” Sarvadi said. “This just helps me focus on the game and play the best that I can.”
As a communication major, Sarvadi is involved in the radio station, WYBF, and the college’s news show, Loqation. He shares a passion for both film and golf. After graduation, Sarvadi wishes to go into the film industry and possibly take up a career in golf.
“I want to go to film school so I can learn how to make big movies. I would really love to own a production company so that I can be in charge of all aspects of my film projects,” Sarvadi said.
As long as Sarvardi continues to play the way he does, the Cavaliers are confident they will make it back to the NCAA tournaments next year.
“His future with this team is nothing short of extraordinary. He has the elements of the game the rest of the team wants,” Bret Heller, senior and teammate of Sarvadi, said.