Wilmington Golfers PJ Tighe and Dan Ott Named Division II PING All-East Region
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Norman, Okla.
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Junior PJ Tighe at the NCAA Division II Championships
Senior Dan Ott tees off at the NCAA Division II Championships
Two Wilmington University golf team members were among the total of 107 players across eight regions that were named to the Division II PING All-Region Teams, as PJ Tighe and Dan Ott were honored on the All-East Region team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Tighe (Logan, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) was the top finisher at the NCAA Division II Championship for the Wildcats, tallying a 218 (+2) three round score in leading the team to a 17th place national finish. He finished tied for 30th overall. The junior was the medalist at both the NCAA Atlantic/East Super Regional Tournament at the Hershey Golf Club and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.
Ott (Pilesgrove, N.J./Woodstown) tied for 80th at the NCAA Division II Championships with a three round score of 234 (+18). The two-time CACC Player of the Year also finished T18th with a 233 (+20) at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional and T5th with a 154 (+10) at the CACC Tournament.
It is the third consecutive year Tighe and Ott were named Division II PING All-East Region players.
Ott, a senior, finishes his collegiate career after leading the Wildcats to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II Championships, the first two appearances in the program’s history. He was also named the 2011 CACC Player of the Year.
2012 Division II PING All-East Region Team:
Anthony Corsi, Dowling
Kevin Daniels, American International
Sylvain Debiais, UMass Lowell
Ross Earnshaw, Post
Mike Gunderson, St. Thomas Aquinas
Matt Horton, Saint Rose
Louis Kelly, Adelphi
Thomas Linehan, St. Thomas Aquinas
Matt Michel, Bentley
Daniel Ott, Wilmington
Thomas Rees, Post
Paul Tighe, Wilmington