Par 5 Scoring Leads Wilmington Golfers to Sixth Place Finish at Sonoma State Invite
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Santa Rosa, Calif.
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Junior Andrew Baldo led the Wildcats to a sixth place finish with a three-round 215, finishing in 12th overall at the Sonoma State Invite
Junior Jerry Temple finished 66th with a 235 three-round score at the Sonoma State Invite
A second round 288 helped the Wilmington University golf team to a three-round score of 884, tying for sixth place at the Sonoma State Men’s Invitational at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club on Monday and Tuesday.
The team played its best golf of the tournament on the par five holes, finishing third out of the tournament’s 13 teams with a 12 under par and a 4.80 stroke average during the two-day tournament. The Wildcats were also one of three teams to register two eagles in the tournament while only seven teams posted the two-under score on any hole in the tournament.
Junior Andrew Baldo led the Wildcats for the second straight tournament, placing 12th overall with a 68-72-75 for a total of 215, five strokes off the leaders. His low round of 68 during the first 18-holes put him in a tie for second after the first round.
First year player Andreas Lunding finished 23rd overall for the Wildcats, scoring a 219, three over par score of 77-71-71. His back-to-back 71’s were the second lowest rounds by any Wildcat in the tournament. Lunding was tied for second in the field, scoring an even par for the tournament on all par three holes.
Fellow first year Wildcat Tomasz Pulsakowski was third for Wilmington, finishing 34th overall with a 223, seven over for the tournament. He shot a low round of 73 in the second round, finishing the Invite with a 76-73-74, three-round score. He shot one of the two eagles for the Wildcats.
Senior Nick Mafale was the fourth Wildcat in the scorecard, finishing in 63rd overall with a 79-78-76 for a 233, 17-over par for the three-round tournament. Junior Terry Temple rounded out the Wildcat scoring with a 66th place finish and a 19-over par score of 235. He shot a low round of 72 in the second round, but backed it up with an 84 to finish out the Invite.
Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club played at a 72-par, 6,733 yard course in Santa Rose, Calif.
Hawaii-Hilo won the overall team title by four strokes over host Sonoma State. Hawaii-Hilo shot an impressive 856, eight under par for the tournament, coming back from a 10-stroke deficit in the final 18 holes. The hosts shot an 860 three-round score to finish at four under par. UC San Diego round out the top-three with an 864 even par score.
Hawaii-Hilo’s Jamie Hall won a two-hole playoff with San Francisco’s Emil Liljeroth and Sonoma State’s Matt Medeiros to earn medalist honors at the tournament. All three shot a 210, six under par during the first 54 holes.
The Wildcats wrap up their fall schedule with another tournament in California, as they head to the Otter Invitational hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay in Seaside, Calif., starting on Monday, October 22.