Reale Sets School And Course Record On His Way To A Top-5 Finish
Sept. 13, 2005
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Senior Philip Reale, II carded a seven-under par 65 which set an East Carolina and Mid Pines Intercollegiate low-round record enroute to a top-five finish Tuesday afternoon.
The Pirates (15-4) as a team recorded a final round 280 to finish in fifth place with a 54-hole total 858, which ranks third best in school history. Sophomore Chris Ault finished tied for 16th after a final round 70 for a three-day total of 214.
"I'm real proud of the way the team played today," said Head Coach Kevin Williams. "To finish strong the way we did in such a tough field is real encouraging. I really can't say how proud I am of the way Philip played. It was fun to watch him play this week and I think he is going to surprise a lot of people."
Charlotte shot a third-round 278 to come from behind and win the team championship by one stroke over Lamar University.
Chad Cocco of St. Mary's (CA) won the individual crown with a tournament total 12-under-par 206. After tying a tournament record for lowest second round score with a 66 on Monday afternoon, Cocco fired a 69 on Tuesday to earn medialist honors by one stroke over Lamar's Dawie VanDerWalt.
Tournament host UNC Greensboro finished tied for sixth in the team standings. The Spartans, who had been fifth after each of the first two rounds on Monday, struggled on Tuesday to a team score of 289 to tie with Wichita State. J.D. Bass was UNCG's top finisher, firing a three-under par 215 for the tournament. Defending tournament champion Nathan Stamey finished tied for 40th with a one-over 219.
Cocco had two eagles and 15 birdies over the three rounds to record his 206, which tied for the third lowest tournament score in the five-year history.
Charlotte's tournament total 842 was the third lowest total in the five-year history of the Mid Pines Intercollegiate. Lamar's 843, which one shot short of winning the total, was the fourth lowest total and would have been good enough to win the Mid Pines in three of the previous four years.
The Pirates will be back on the course Sept. 26 when they travel to Newport, Rhode Island to participate in the Adams Cup.