Cichan finishes T-7th, Lowe 13th
Cichan and Lowe just two shots off the lead; GW T-5th as a team
Play gets underway Friday at Grand Cyprus Golf Club in Orlando
Lowe shoots 6-under par; Cichan, Farmer also finish under par
Lowe finished tied for 15th with a 1-over par 214
GW Golf Practice (9/26/14)
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Competed in seven events and had a 78.9 scoring average in 20 rounds ... recorded two rounds at or under par on the season ... had a season-best 54-hole total of 228 (82-71-75) at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic to finish 12-over and tied for 55th ... recorded a t-48th finish at the Davidson Invitational (March 2-3) with a 13-over 157 (77-80).
HIGH SCHOOL Porcelli wrapped his scholastic career ranked No. 69 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Boys Class of 2014, climbing 11 spots from the time he signed his NLI with GW in November 2013. He posted a 74.5 scoring average over six 18-hole events and helped the Taft School in Connecticut to a 9-1 dual match record, a third-place showing at the 22-team Kingswood Invitational Tournament and the Founders League Championship title as a senior in 2013-14.
He registered just one 18-hole score above 74, highlighted by a pair of 72's and co-medalist honors at the Andover Invitational at Newport Country Club with a 1-over-par 73. His 3-over 74 at the Founders League Championship on May 17 helped the Rhinos better the field by 16 shots and set a new single-round school record team total.
The Princeton, N.J., native was an All-Founders League selection as a junior at The Taft School in Connecticut in 2013, helping the Rhinos to a 15-2 match record and finishing runner-up at the All-New England Championship. On the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit, Porcelli posted a pair of top 10 finishes in 2013, including a victory at the Sugarloaf Coca-Cola Junior Championship. He also finished eight (of 110) at the Metropolitan PGA New York City Championship (72-71-143) and seventh (of 82) at the U.S. Amateur regional qualifier in Port Washington, N.Y. (72-73-145).
"I am so excited to have the opportunity to take my golf to the next level and to play for Coach Scheinost at GW," said Porcelli. "It's been a dream of mine to play Division I college golf and now it's come true. I couldn't have done this without the support of family, my teammates at Taft, and my coaches."