Golf repeats as CSAC champs

By Brian Loschiavo
April 30, 2009

The Cabrini College men’s golf team captured its second consecutive straight Colonial Sates Athletic Conference title. The men successfully edged to second-place finisher Keystone College on Sunday, April 26.

Cabrini ended high ahead 19 shots at the Broad Run Golfers club to get the win. With the 2009 championship under their belt, the Cavs received an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament at Port St. Lucie, Fla in May, which is its second in two years.

Tim Harner who was recently named CSAC golfer of the week led the Cavaliers to a first-place and third-place finish in two events last week.

Harner is the third Cabrini Cavalier to earn the CSAC’s top honor, joining junior Conor Trainor and two-time selection sophomore Mike Ryan.

“Everyone played really well this weekend and were all really excited about bringing home the CSAC championship and making it to the NCAA tournament,” Harner, senior business major, said.

Junior business major Chris Lawler, led the team shooting a one-over round of 73 on day two. Lawler finished the two-day tournament four shots over par.

Cabrini led the tournament of seven teams with 16 shots by the close of day one. Keystone followed somewhat closely in second place after 18 holes.

Harner also had an impressive outing, shot a 79 on Sunday. He started out the tournament with a three-over round of 75 on Saturday.

Following Keystone College in third place was Philadelphia Biblical, who finished with a total 657, which was just 10 shots behind Keystone who had 647.

Competitors of the Cabrini Cavaliers consist of Neumann College and Immaculata University. Neumann finished and Immaculata finished fourth and fifth with scores of 666 and 680, Centenary College was not far behind Gwynedd-Mercy College completing the field with scores of 747 and 782.

Conor Trainor shot an impressive 10 strokes over par during day two of the tournament. He finished the weekend at +17.

Sophomore finance major Mike Ryan opened up the CSACs shooting 11-over par and finished out the last day of play with an 87.

“We played really well during the whole tournament,” Ryan said. “This week showed that we are the best in our conference and that we can compete on the national level.”

Finishing off the Cavalier five-man roster, freshman Chris Sarvadi shot 11-over par on Saturday and then 12-over par on Sunday.


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