McGREGOR NAMED CACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR FOR GOLF
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 14, 2010) – David McGregor of Post University has been named the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Golf Player of the Year in balloting released today. Paul Tighe of Wilmington University was tabbed Rookie of the Year, while Post’s Pete Stevens was voted Coach of the Year. Felician was given the annual Team Sportsmanship Award. The 11 CACC head coaches conducted the voting for the awards.
McGregor, a junior from Helensburgh, Scotland, has won medalist honors at the last three CACC Tournaments, including a thrilling victory in this year’s event, which concluded Tuesday, April 13. McGregor and teammate Lee Wanklyn finished 36 holes with identical scores of 147. Each fired a 76 in the first round and followed with a 71. They competed in a playoff to determine the individual champion, which McGregor won on the second playoff hole.
Prior to the CACC Tournament, McGregor finished second overall at the Dowling College Peter King Memorial Tournament.
Tighe, who hails from Logan, N.J., helped lead Wilmington to a No. 1 ranking in the East Region entering the week, and the Wildcats finished second at the CACC Championships. Tighe has a number of solid performances in his first collegiate season, including a fourth place finish at the conference championship, medalist honors at the Wilmington Fall Invitational, and second place showings at the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational and Goldey-Beacom Fall Invitational.
Stevens has led Post to five straight CACC Championships, including a victory by only two strokes this season as his team held off Wilmington, 615 to 617. The Eagles were ranked fourth in the East Region entering the week and have received the CACC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament, which will take place May 3-5.
2010 CACC Golf Awards
Player of the Year: David McGregor, Post
Rookie of the Year: Paul Tighe, Wilmington
Coach of the Year: Pete Stevens, Post
Team Sportsmanship Award: Felician College