Camels and Drescher Earn Titles at Big Five Invitational

Monday, October 12, 2009

FLOURTOWN, Pa. - Campbell junior Zak Drescher fired a final round 73 to win the individual title, and the Camels came from four shots back to claim the team title at the Big Five Invitational just outside of Philadelphia, on Sunday afternoon.
Drescher followed up his first round 67 with a two-over par round on the final day to claim the individual title at two-under par (67-73-140).  He was the only player in the 90-player field to finish the event in red numbers.  The win was the first of his collegiate career as his previous best was a third place finish at the Seascape Collegiate last season.

Campbell (297-290-587) and Yale trailed first round leader Richmond by four shots heading into the final round, but the Camels fired a tournament best team score of 290 to claim the tournament by four strokes over Richmond in the 17-team field.

Matt Moot fired the best round of the day for the Camels with an even-par 71 on the 6,827 yard Par-71, Philadelphia Cricket Club layout, to finish in a tie for 16th (78-71-149).  Moot, a junior from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, recorded three birdies and three bogeys on Sunday.

Victor Hielte continued his solid play on the season as he fired his second straight 74 to finish in a tie for 11th (74-74-148).  Vaita Guillaume also improved on the final day as he fired a one-over par 72, to finish in a tie for 21st (78-72-150).

Mark Ballo of St. John's finished in second at one-over par (72-71-143) and Robert Cronheim of Cornell finished in third (73-71-144).