Lunding Earns First Career Medalist Honor While Wilmington Golf Captures Bayside Invitational
Monday, March 18, 2013 - Selbyville, Del.
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Senior PJ Tighe finished the two day tournament with a 74-76, placing third overall. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Freshman Andreas Lunding led the tournament from start to finish, shooting a 70-74 to win by three strokes. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Andreas Lunding led the Wilmington University golf team on its second round comeback at the Dowling College Bayside Resort College Invitational on Sunday, both winning the tournament held at the Bayside Resort Golf Club over the weekend.
Lunding, a freshman from Horsholm, Denmark, shot a two-under par 70 on the first day and continued to lead through the second round, finishing the tournament with an even-par 144, topping the leaderboard by three strokes. His second round 74 was a team low on Sunday, helping the team rally from a two stroke deficit entering the day. The Wildcats tallied a 304 round two score, coming back to defeat St. Thomas Aquinas by seven stroke on the final day.
It is the first medalist honors for Lunding after previously finishing with a best tournament finish tied for 14th at the Flagler Collegiate Jennison Memorial in his first college tournament in the fall. He finished tied for 55th at the 64th SoCal Intercollegiate Championship in Mission Viejo, Calif., last week in his only other start this spring.
Lunding shot two-under par on the final two holes of the afternoon on Saturday to finish with a 70, tied for the best round of the tournament. Senior PJ Tighe shot a first round 74 and came back to shoot a 76 in the cold and windy conditions on Sunday to finish with a 150, placing third overall.
Senior Nick Mafale and junior Andrew Baldo traded scores between the first and second rounds, each finishing with a 157 to tie for 11th overall. Mafale shot a 79 on Saturday before coming back to shoot a 78, while Baldo did the reverse, shooting a 78 during the first round and coming back with a 79 on Sunday.
Junior Jerry Temple rounded out the Wilmington five, finishing in 17th overall with a 159. He bounced back from an opening round 83 to score a 76 on Sunday.
The 6,418 yard course proved tough to the competition, as Lunding was the only player to have an even score for the tournament. Two players shot under-par on Saturday, as Dowling’s Brandon Moore equaled Lunding’s tournament best with a 70.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Niklas Koerner shot a 72-75 for a 147 in the tournament, finishing three strokes behind Lunding in second place. Tighe finished third with his 74-76 followed by STAC’s Kai Rastetter and Dominican’s Keith Prokop’s 152 for a tie in fourth place.
Following St. Thomas Aquinas in the team standings was Concordia with 630 strokes in third place. Dowling finished fourth with a team 634 while Southern New Hampshire rounded out the top five with a 643.