York swept the 2009 CAC Golf Championship on Sunday, winning the
team's first team title, Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and
Coach of the Year Sunday at Piney Branch Golf
Club. The Spartans totaled a second round 303 and won the championship by 16 strokes over inaugural champion and 2008 NCAA championship participant Wesley.
York freshman Adam Dupler was named CAC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after winning the two-day tournament by four strokes over Wesley's Jeff Owsik and Stevenson's Cliff Mangle. Dupler fired a 74 on day two, two strokes behind teammate Shane Bernard who finished with a one-over par and tournament low 72.
Bernard birdied three of the final six holes and finished the back nine with a one-under par 34. He finished the two-day event with a tournament-high eight birdies and was four-under on the par 5's. As a team, the Spartans totaled 20 birdies to lead all schools while finishing three-under par on the par 5's.
Meanwhile, Dupler improved by one stroke over the first round after totaling 14 pars, four bogeys and one birdie. The Spartans had four players shoot in the 70's as Andrew Schmehl and Cody Trabert finished with a 78 and 79, respectively.
Owsik finished with a 153 after finishing in a tie with Dupler for first after day one with a 75. He pared 25 of his 36 holes and finished just one stroke ahead of teammate Chris Osberg who shot a second round 75. Robert Zimmerer fired a 77 and totaled a 157 as the Wolverine trio all finished in the top-10.
Wesley finished 21 strokes ahead of Marymount, which was led by an eighth-place finish from Kevin Thomsen after he fired a second round 78.
Mangle was the lone top-10 finisher for Stevenson as Matt Lukehart shot an 83 on day two and finished the two-day tournament with a 160, one stroke out of the top-10 behind Trabert and Hood's Evan Chaney who was the Blazers' top finisher.
The 35th Annual NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships will be hosted by Methodist University May 13-16 at PGA Golf Club in in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
To view the complete results of the 2009 championship, click here