Wilmington Finishes with a 300-Round Three Score to Place 13th at Buccaneer Invitational
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Miami Beach, Fla.
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Junior PJ Tighe finished T-69 with a 71-73-81Junior John Perrine finished T-63 with a 72-81-73
The Wilmington University golf team shot an even 300 in the third round of the Buccaneer Invitational presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill to finish in 13th with a three-round score of 886 at the Normandy Shores Golf Club hosted by Barry University on Tuesday.
The Wildcats finished the two-day tournament with a 284-302-300 score to tally a 886 and finish in 13 out of 14 schools at the invitation.
Playing against the top four teams according to the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division II College Coaches’ Poll and six ranked teams overall, the Wildcats were tied for third overall with No. 2 Lynn University after the first round of play but fell to 13th after playing all three rounds.
Junior Dan Ott led all Wildcats with a +4 tournament, shooting a 77 on the final round to finish in a tie for 26th overall. He had a 68-72-77 three round score, finishing with a 217 on the par-71 course.
Junior John Perrine shot a third round 73 to move up into a tie for 63rd overall, finishing the tournament with a 72-81-73 for a combined 226. Classmate PJ Tighe finished right behind Perrine with a 227 total, tying for 69th overall. Sophomore Andrew Baldo was tied in 71st after posting a 71-78-79 three round score for a combined 228. Freshman Scott Davidson shot a team best 71 during the third round, finishing with a 229 score and a 73rd place finish.
Ott tallied 12 birdies for the tournament while the Wildcats collected 45 for the tournament. Host Barry led the tournament with 50 birdies in the two-day, three-round tournament.
The No. 1 nationally ranked Buccaneers captured their second straight tournament title and fifth straight Buccaneer Invitational with a final round 279 to finish the tournament at 11-under 841. Quebec’s Laval University finished second at 7-under 845 after closing the 54-hole tournament with a 283.
Nova Southeastern, the No. 4 ranked team, finished a stroke behind Laval and had the overall individual winner at Oscar Lengden won a three-player playoff hole with a birdie. Teammate Ricardo Celia, who tied the tournament low with a 64 on Tuesday, and No. 2 ranked Lynn’s Marcelo Rozo tied for second after both being in the playoff.
Wilmington will return north and get back out on the golf course as the Wildcats prepare to defend their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship starting on Wednesday, April 11 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.