News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington Leads CACC Championship Tournament After Day One; Ott Tied for the Overall Lead

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - New Castle, DE

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Sophomore Andrew Baldo is tied for eighth with teammate Jerry Temple after day one

Senior Dan Ott is tied of the lead after day one

Junior PJ Tighe is tied for third after day one

Set to defend its Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship, the Wilmington University golf team took one step closing to accomplishing its goal as the team leads by five strokes after the first round of the 2012 CACC Tournament at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club on Tuesday.

As a team, the Wildcats shot a 309, five strokes better than Post and seven shots better than third place Concordia.

Individually, the Wildcats are led by senior Dan Ott who posted a 75 first round score, tying him in the lead with Concordia’s Jeff Schaller atop the leader board. PJ Tighe is tied for third, one behind Ott, finishing with a plus four 76. Rounding out the four scorers for the Wildcats are Andrew Baldo and Jerry Temple who each posted a plus seven 79.

The 18-hole Whitemarsh Valley course at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club facility in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania features 6,629 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.6 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bent grass.  Designed by George Thomas, the Whitemarsh Valley golf course opened in 1908. Kent Silhanek manages the course as the General Manager.

The second round of the CACC Tournament continues tomorrow, as Wilmington will look to repeat as Tournament Champions and earn a spot in the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Regional Tournament in May. The Wildcats defeated Post by seven strokes last season as Baldo was the overall winner with a 70-75 – 145 two round score.


2012 CACC Championship Tournament
1.       Wilmington – 309
2.       Post – 314
3.       Concordia – 316
4.       Nyack – 328
5.       Goldey-Beacom – 330
6.       Philadelphia – 335
7.       Dominican – 337
8.       Holy Family – 340
9.       USciences – 350
10.   Felician – 371
11.   Chestnut Hill – 378

Wilmington University
T1. Dan Ott – 75
T3. PJ Tighe – 76
T8. Andrew Baldo – 79
T8. Jerry Temple – 79
T30. John Perrine 86