Blue Hen Golfers Finish Eighth at Season-Ending Cavalier Classic; Martinson Ninth in Individual Standings
April 30, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
• Team Scores
• Individual Scores
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Delaware men's golf team concluded its 2010-11 season on Saturday by finishing in eighth place at the Cavalier Classic hosted by the University of Virginia.
The Blue Hens posted a 302 team score during the first round of the day before recording a 316 in the second to finish eighth in the nine-team field. Virginia captured the team title with a 574 score, while Coastal Carolina was second at 581. Maryland placed third at 587, followed by Virginia “B” at 600, Seton Hall at 603, James Madison at 606, Longwood at 610, Delaware at 618, and George Mason at 646.
Virginia’s Ben Rusch earned medalist honors by posting a five-shot victory after he carded a nine under par 70-65-135 on the par 72, 6,875-yard Birdwood Golf Course. Tripp McAllister of Coastal Carolina, who fired a 70-70-140, and Will Collins of Virginia, who carded a 71-69-140, each tied for second place at four under par.
Delaware was again led by senior Justin Martinson (above), who capped his outstanding Blue Hen career by finishing in ninth place with a two over par 72-74-146. Martinson’s 73.83 round average this season is the fourth lowest in school history (his mark of 72.55 last season is the UD record), while his 73.53 career average round is also a Blue Hen mark. He posted a UD best 12 rounds in the 60s during his three-year career and won six tournaments, including the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Championships which earned him a spot in last year’s NCAA Regionals.
Delaware junior Greg Matthias tied for 26th place on Saturday after shooting a 10 over par 76-78-154, while classmate Stephen Scialo carded a 76-81-157, 13 over par, to tie for 36th place.
Senior Kevin McLister also concluded his stellar Blue Hen career on Saturday, recording a 17 over par 78-83-161 to tie for 46th place. McLister’s 74.93 average round this season is the ninth lowest in Delaware history, while his career average of 76.08 ranks fifth all-time at UD.
Blue Hen junior Bobby Arthur finished 56th at the tournament with a 29 over par score of 86-87-173.