Daemen College Repeats as USCAA Golf National Champions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Daemen College Wildcats have won their second consecutive USCAA Golf National Championship. After getting out to a ten stroke lead on the first day of the tournament, Daemen secured the victory with another solid performance to card a 291 on day two, finishing with a score of 588 (+12) overall. 2012 individual medalist Kyle Kapturowski led Daemen College, finished with a 147 and third-place overall. The Wildcats’ Eli Cobti led all golfers in Tuesday’s round with a single day best 71, the only under par round of the tournament
Lindenwood University-Belleville shot a 613 (+37) for the tournament to finish in second place. The Lynx were led by John Stimac and Joaquin Diaz’s 153 (+9). Lindenwood’s Justin Robinson, a former USCAA All-American, finished Monday’s round tied for the lead at 73, but carded an 85 on day two taking him out of contention. Rochester College tallied a two-day score of 622 (+46) to finish in third-place. The Warriors were paced by Bailey Matheison who shot a 146 and finished in second place overall. SUNY-Canton (626) and Cleary University (642) finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Three-time USCAA All-American Ben Hunter took home his second individual medalist honor and fourth consecutive top three finish at the USCAA Golf National Championships. The senior from The Apprentice School was tied for first-place going into day two, and despite two bogeys on the back nine, recovered with a birdie on the final hole to result in a head-to-head playoff with Matheison. In the playoff, Hunter reached the green in two strokes on the Blue Course’s par five 18th. Matheison reached the fringe in two, chipped onto the green, but missed a birdie putt that allowed Hunter to claim victory. Hunter’s birdie in the playoff concluded a fierce two-day battle between the two competitors in which each shot a 73 during both days of the tournament.
Full two-days results of all of the action from the 2013 USCAA Golf National Championships can be found below.