Wildcat Golfers Earn Second Straight CACC Championship Tournament, Tighe Keeps Individual Championship in Wilmington
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Lafayette Hill, Pa.
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Sophomore Andrew Baldo finished T10 (79-79 - 159)
Senior Dan Ott placed fifth (75-79 - 154)
Junior PJ Tighe won the individual championship with a 76-71 - 147
The target on the backs of the Wilmington University golf team just got a little bigger.
The Wildcats not only held onto their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament first round lead, they extended it, winning the 2012 Championship Tournament by 12 strokes, making it back-to-back conference championships at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club on Wednesday.
Wilmington’s top four shooters shot a 306, besting their first round score by three strokes, to finish with a two-day score of 615, defeating Post but 12 strokes. Concordia (630), Goldey-Beacom (641) and Nyack (651) round out the top five.
Junior PJ Tighe came from a shot down after day one and shot a tournament best 71 to win the individual crown with a two-round score of 76-71 for a 147. Tighe finished three over par on the par-72 course in Lafayette Hill, Pa. He defeated a pair of competitors from Goldey-Beacom by two shots for his first CACC Tournament Individual Championship. Tighe finished fourth as a freshman at the CACC Tournament and eight overall last season.
Senior Dan Ott, leading after the first round, shot a 79 to finish in a tie for fifth, seven shots off Tighe and the lead. Andrew Baldo, last year’s individual winner, finished 10th overall, shooting another 79 in round two for a fourteen-over 158. Jerry Temple rounded out the top-four scorers for Wilmington, shooting a 79-80 over the two-days for a fifteen-over 159.
The Wildcats will move onto the NCAA Division II Super Regional Tournament, hosted by the Hersey Golf Course in Hershey, Pennsylvania starting May 7. Last season, the Wildcats moved up to third place overall in the third round of the Super Regional to advance to the NCAA National Tournament. The Third place finish was the best in program history.
2012 CACC Tournament Championship
1. Wilmington – 615
2. Post – 627
3. Concordia 314
4. Goldey-Beacom – 641
5. Nyack – 651
6. Philadelphia – 667
7. Dominican – 673
8. Holy Family – 673
9. USciences – 701
10. Felician – 746
11. Chestnut Hill – 747
Wilmington Individual Scores
1. PJ Tighe (76-71 – 147); T5. Dan Ott (75-79 – 154); 10. Andrew Baldo (79-79 – 158); 11. Jerry Temple (79-80 – 159); T16 John Perrine (86-77 – 163)