Wed, Oct. 15, 2014 - [Men's Golf]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—Day two of the USCAA Men's Golf National Tournament saw the Warriors shoot a tournament best 299 as a team. Although the score left them on top of the leaderboard for day two, the score was not good enough to overtake day one leader Daemen College who finished seven strokes ahead of RC to win the national championship.
Rochester shot a 316 on day one which left them tied for second place with Cleary University. Daemen shot a 308 in the opening round and followed it up with a 300 on day two to finish with a 608. RC finished with a score of 615 which was good enough for sole possession of second place eight strokes ahead of SUNY-Delhi in third with a score of 623.
Rochester was led by sophomore Chet Ryeson (Metamora, Mich./Lapeer West H.S.) with a total score of 148 after shooting a tournament low round of 68 on day two. Ryeson's second day efforts were good enough to land him tied for second place in the tournament medalist standings.
Freshman Mason Motte (Jeddo, Mich./Port Huron Northern H.S.) matched his first day score of 76 on day two, to finish with a score of 152 which was good for an eighth place finish in the tournament.
Freshman Jon Wandel (St. Clair Shores, Mich./Lakeview H.S.) finished with a total score of 157, freshman Brian McGeary (Metamora, Mich./Lapeer West H.S.) finished with a 161, sophomore Andrew Birchmeier (Fowler, Mich./Fowler H.S.) finished with a 161, and freshman Evan McClintock (Macomb, Mich./Dakota H.S.) finished with a 169.
Ryeson was named a first team USCAA All-American and freshman Mason Motte was named to the second team. Ryeson led the USCAA with a 74 stroke average this season and Motte ranked sixth in the country with an average of 76.4.
For more on the Warriors second place finish, please click: USCAA National Tournament Results