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Westport Freshman Earns College Golf Honor

WESTPORT, CONN. -- Coming off a runner-up showing in his collegiate debut, Westport's Andrew Gai of Campbell University has been named Choice Hotels Big South Conference men's golfer of the week.

The freshman led Campbell to the team championship Tuesday by finishing second individually at the Golfweek Program Challenge on a par-72, 6,940-yard course at True Blue Plantation in Pawley's Island, S.C.

He carded a 13-under par 203 (64-69-70) to lead the Camels to the program's lowest 54-hole team total in its history (833 strokes, 31-under par) and a seven-stroke victory.

"Andrew earning player of the week honors is certainly a great start to his career," said John Crooks, who earned his 101st career coaching victory on Tuesday. "Shooting 64 in the first round, he really stood out. We're very proud of him and looking forward to him continuing to improve."

Gai, who tallied 20 birdies in the tournament, tied a school-record for low round in his first 18 holes, shooting an 8-under 64. His 36-hole total of 133 strokes tied for second-lowest in school history, while his 54-hole tally (203) also was the second-lowest in the program record books.

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