Tighe Named Wilmington Golf’s First Division II PING Honorable Mention All-American
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Norman, Okla.
For the Wilmington University golf team, there have been a number of firsts that head coach Harry Jennings can cross off his list.
The team has won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, won the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Super Regional, and made it to back-to-back NCAA Division II National Tournaments. The Wildcats have also had CACC Players of the Year as well as conference and regional medalists.
Now Jennings can cross another “to-do” off his list as junior PJ Tighe earned All-American honors for the first time in program history. Announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Tighe was named Division II PING Honorable Mention All-American, joining 46 other Division II golfers on three All-American teams and honorable mention.
Already a three-time PING All-East Region member, 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.
During the 2011-12 season, Tighe won the Northeast Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the Timberlin Country Club in Berlin, Conn. On September 19, the CACC Tournament and the NCAA Division II Super Regional. He also finished fourth at the North Alabama Spring Classic in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on March 27 and fifth at the Flagler Collegiate Jennison Memorial at the Palencia Golf Club in St. Augistine, Fla. on September 27.
Tighe finished this season’s 28 rounds with an average score of 73.88 and a 105 national rating. He had a low round of 68 on the first day of the Northeast Intercollegiate Golf Tournament and finished with nine rounds of par or better throughout his junior season. He now has six wins during his three-year Wilmington career.