Perrine and the Wilmington Golf Team Rallies in Final Round at SoCal Intercollegiate Championship
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - Mission Viejo, Calif.
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The Wilmington University golf team rounded out the 62nd Southern California Intercollegiate Championship with the sixth best round of golf in the tournament and second best final round, finishing in a tie for fourth in the two-day, three-round tournament at the Mission Viejo Country Club on Tuesday.
John Perrine, who was tied for first after the first round and eighth after round two, shot the second best score of the day to finished in second overall with a 222. He shot a 73 third round to bounce back from a 78 second to claim sole possession of second place overall. Only Alex Marry of Sonoma State had a lower three round combination, beating the field by four strokes.
The Wildcats also climbed back from eighth place after two rounds in one day to score the lowest round of their tournament and climb back into the top of the team leaderboard.
Dan Ott also rebounded by an off second round to post his lowest round of the tournament (74) and finish in a tie for 21 overall. Paul Tighe shot a 78 to finish with a tournament 231 overall and in a tie for 16th. Scott Davidson posted a 77 in the third round to finish in a tie for 38th while Andrew Baldo rounded out the five scorers with a third round 83 and finishing in 65th for the tournament.
Ott led the tournament on par five holes, averaging a 4.44 score for the three rounds. He finished five under par to lead the field in the two days. Perrine was second on all the par four holes, averaging a 4.12 score in three rounds, finishing four over par for the tournament.
As a team, the Wildcats were second behind California State Stanislaus on par three scoring, averaging 3.48 strokes on the par three holes. Wilmington was tied with CSU San Bernardino, finishing 29 over par for the tournament on the shortest holes. CSU Stanislaus destroyed the field on par three holes, finishing 19 over par to lead the way.
The Wildcats are off until March 26 when they head to the University of North Alabama Spring Classic for another two-day tournament. They will play at the Robert Trent Jones Fighting Joe Golf Course at the Shore in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The ‘Cats finished ninth out of 18 teams on the same course last spring.