CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's golf team set two school records in a dual match at Wabash College on Wednesday.
Junior Travis Whithaus (Robinson, Ill./Vincennes University) tied a school record with the first round of 68 in men's golf program history at Crawfordsville Golf Club. His mark matched the effort of Bill Olah at the Ball State Invitational in 1974.
Whithaus fired a two-under par round for the third sub-70 score in school history. Joe Miller fired a round of 69 at Emory in 1999.
Rose-Hulman also set a new 18-hole school record with a team score of 282. Joining Whithaus in the team score were sophomore Sanders Park (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) with an even-par 70; freshman Tapat Wittayakom (Chaing Mai, Thailand/Prem Tinsulanonda International) with a 72; and sophomore Chris Lambert (Chesterfield, Mo./Chaminade Prep) with a 72.
Wabash claimed top honors at the dual match with a 6-5 victory to retain the Little Giant-Engineer Cup. The Little Giants won six of 10 dual matches, with Rose-Hulman winning the team score bonus point.
Freshman Garrett Manship (Shelbyville, Ill.) had the most noteworthy individual shot of the day. Manship scored a double-eagle on the fifth hole, rolling in his second shot from 220 yards out on the par-five, 489-yard hole.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Wabash Invitational this weekend.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 2) Travis Whithaus 68; 3) Sanders Park 70; 4) Tapat Wittayakom 72; 4) Chris Lambert 72; 10) Sam Pastroiza 76; 12) Kent Kraus 77; 15) Garrett Manship 79; 16) Sam Mimms 80; 19) Andy Rhine 87; 22) Brandon Ridner 92