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John Perrine Tied for First, Wilmington Golf Team Fifth After First Round at SoCal Intercollegiate Championship

Monday, March 12, 2012 - Mission Viejo, Calif.

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Senior Dan Ott

In its first official competition in 2012, the Wilmington University golf team is tied for fifth and junior John Perrine is tied for first overall after the first round at the 62nd SoCal Intercollegiate Championship, hosted by UC-San Diego at the Mission Viejo Country Club.

Perrine shot the lowest front-nine score during the first round with a 34, and followed that up with a back-nine 47 for a 71, even par score. He is tied with four other golfers who all shot an even par 71. Perrine is the only member of a school outside the state of California that is tied atop the leaderboard, however.

As a team, Wilmington’s top five golfers finished with a 305 score and is tied with Sonoma State University for fifth overall. California State University Stanislaus is the leader after round one, shooting a low round of 292, five strokes ahead of California State University Monterey Bay. Grand Canyon (301), St. Edward’s University (303) and Sonoma State round out the other top five teams at the end of the first round.

Senior captain Dan Ott was second for the Wildcats, shooting a 40 on the opening nine, but rebounding nicely to shoot a 36 to close out the round with a 76, tied for 25th overall. PJ Tighe finished third for Wilmington with a 77 followed by Andrew Baldo (81) and Scott Davidson (82).

Ott and Perrine were both tied for second for scoring on the longest holes, each finishing two under par on the par five holes. Perrine also finished tied for third on the par four scoring, shooting an average 4.09 on those holes for the round, and finishing one over par.

The second and final day will conclude on Tuesday, as the Wildcats will look to move up the standings in the 14-team tournament.