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Wilmington Golfers Shoot Second Round Sub 300 to Sit in Ninth At Sonoma State Invite

Monday, October 14, 2013 - Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Sophomore Andreas Lunding shots a 69 in the second to lead the Wildcats after the first day at the Sonoma State Invite on Monday. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

The Wilmington University golf team bounced back to shoot one of only ten rounds under 300 as a team in the second round, wrapping up the first day of the Sonoma State Men’s Golf Invitational on Monday at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club.

After posting a first round score of 314 and sitting in a tie for 12th place after the first 18 holes, the Wildcats jumped four teams with a second round 299 to finish the first day in ninth place with a total score of 613.

Sophomore Andreas Lunding made the biggest jump for the Wildcats, as he responded from a first round 82 with a second round 69, three under par. He leads the Wildcats in a tie for 22nd overall with an 82-69 for a 151, seven over par.

Seniors Jerry Temple and Andrew Baldo might as well been playing the same ball and hole, as each went 76-80 for a 156, 12 over par after the first two rounds. Classmate Tomasz Pulsakowski is tied with Temple and Baldo in a tie for 46th overall after rebounding with a 73 second round score from an 83 first round tally for his 156, 12 over par.

Freshman Freddy Braun rounds out the Wildcats with a 157, 13 over par after the first two rounds, shooting an 80-77 on Monday afternoon.

Lunding was second among the 74 golfers in the tournament in total birdies, as the sophomore recorded nine birdies on the first day. As a team, Wilmington is fifth among the 14 teams with 22 total birdies after the first day.

Host Sonoma State leads the tournament by 16 strokes, shooting a 284-287 for a team low 571 on its home course. UC San Diego (587) and CSU Monterey Bay (595) rounds out the top three. Atlantic Region’s California (Pa.) is fourth after the first two rounds with a 299-298 for a 597.