NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - The Endicott men's golf team saw its season come to an end on Wednesday, closing the year after two rounds in the NCAA DIII Championship. The championship was hosted at the Keene Trace Golf Course in Nicholasville, Kentucky, on the Champion Trace course and the Keene Run.
Kenneth Tuttle (Gorham, Maine) led the Gulls for the tournament, shooting an opening round of 82 before closing with a 79 on day two, which tied for the low round score on the team.
Tying the low round of 79 was senior Carter Knox (Hinesburg, Vt.), which he produced on day one of the championship. Knox shot a second day total of 86 to finish tied for 166th.
As a team, the Gulls finished 41st overall.
YEAR IN REVIEW
Endicott won its seventh Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship in program history, the fifth under head coach Tom Smith. The Gulls last won the title two seasons ago, while they finished second during the 2017-18 campaign. For this senior class, the three seniors and two graduate students finished with two CCC titles and two CCC runner-up finishes, representing the conference in the NCAA DIII Championship twice.
Endicott's comeback in the CCC Championship was one for the ages, as the Gulls rallied from a fourth place standing after 18 holes of play to claim the title. Endicott was able to produce a 25-stroke improvement in the closing round, marking the largest round-to-round improvement in CCC Championship history, based on available data.
Outside of the conference championship, the Gulls produced multiple top-five team finishes in the 2018-19 season, highlighted by a second place finish at the RIC Invitational, a third place finish at the Bowdoin Invitational, and an eighth place finish at the storied NEIGA DIII Championship.