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Csejka opens spring with 234 at TaylorMade

Charlie Csejka (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Charlie Csejka (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

DETAW ISLAND, S.C. – Charlie Csejka (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) posted a 54-hole score of 234 to finish tied for 12th and lead McDaniel to a fourth-place finish at the TaylorMade Intercollegiate hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Cotton Dike Course in men's golf action on Monday and Tuesday.

The Green Terror slept on a 36-hole lead after Monday, posting rounds of 312 and 306 on the first day. McDaniel then carded a round of 316 on Tuesday to slip to fourth place overall with a final tally of 934. Greensboro won the 14-team tournament that featured some of the top Division III teams with a score of 920 (297-322-301), edging Kenyon by one. Mount St. Joseph edged the Green Terror by one stroke.

Csejka and Brandon Vance (Worcester, Pa./Methacton) each finished tied for 12th with a score of 234. Both had their low rounds of the tournament on Monday afternoon. Vance posted a round of 74 while Csejka had a round of 75.

Collin MacDonald (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) was 18th overall with a score of 237. He played all three rounds nearly identical, improving by one stroke each round from an 80 on Monday morning to a 78 on Tuesday.

Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) bookended the tournament with rounds of 76, finishing 23rd overall with a score of 238.

Shawn MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass./St. Mary's Lynn) matched Keane's final score but opened the tournament with rounds of 79 and 78 before finishing with a round of 81.

Jack Ouellette (Marlborough, Mass./St. John's) and Christian Garruppo (Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) competed as individuals, finishing 15th and 51st, respectively. Oullette carded a score of 235 (75-77-83) while Garruppo registered a score of 246 (76-83-87).

The Green Terror returns to action at its own spring invitational at The Bridges on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24-25. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Team Scores: 1. Greensboro 920 (297-322-301), 2. Kenyon 921 (310-309-302), 3. Mount St. Joseph 933 (306-322-305), 4. McDaniel 934 (312-306-316), 5. Hardin-Simmons 947 (320-321-306), 6. Webster 954 (321-321-312) 7. Virginia Wesleyan 955 (317-329-309), 8. Ohio Dominican 960 (314-329-317), 9. Millikin 962 (307-334-321), 10. Ohio Wesleyan 963 (316-322-315), 11. Randolph-Macon 964 (322-326-316), 12. Lynchburg 976 (315-329-332), 13. Hanover 988 (320-344-324), 14. Shenandoah 1008 (337-339-332).

McDaniel Results: 12T. Charlie Csejka 234 (78-75-81), 12T. Brandon Vance 234 (79-74-81), 18T. Collin MacDonald 237 (80-79-78), 23T. Kevin Keane 238 (76-86-76), 23T. Shawn MacBurnie 238 (79-78-81).

McDaniel Individuals: 15T. Jack Ouellette 235 (75-77-83), 51T. Christian Garruppo 246 (76-83-87).