Jerry Temple Under Par as Wilmington Golfers Finish Day One at Otter Invitational
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Seaside, Calif.
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Senior Jerry Temple. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Paul Patton.
The Wilmington University golf team sits in sixth place overall after two rounds of play at the Otter Invitational hosted by California State University Monterey Bay, shooting a 297 and a 300 on Monday at the Black Horse Golf Course.
Senior Jerry Temple led the way for the Wildcats on Monday, shooting a 72 even par to open the tournament before posting a 71, one under par in the afternoon. He currently sits in ninth overall in the tournament at one under, 143 on the day. After bogeying the eighth hole in the first round, Temple came back and birdied the same hole the second go-round while also adding birdies on holes 1 and 17 to come in with a 71.
Senior Andrew Baldo was five under on the front nine on Monday, but struggled on the back nine holes of the course, finishing the day eight over par on the second half of the course through the first two rounds. He shot a 74 (+2) in the morning before coming back to fire a 73 (+1) in the afternoon, sitting in 17th place overall.
Sophomore Andreas Lunding sits in 42nd place overall for the Wildcats, shooting a 75 (+3) and a 78 (+6) on Monday for a 153 (+9) for the tournament.
Lunding is followed by freshman Sam Clark who produced the team’s lone eagle of the opening two rounds, sinking the putt on the third shot of a par five on the course’s first hole during the second round. Clark backed that up with three other birdies in the first two rounds. He shot a 76 (+4) in the morning before shooting a 78 (+6) in the afternoon to come in at 10 over par and in 47th place.
Senior Tomasz Pulsakowski rounded out the Wildcats top five with a first round 79 (+7) before firing an 83 (+11) in the afternoon. He currently sits in 74th overall.
Playing as an individual, freshman Freddy Braun shot a 74 (+2) in the opening round, sinking birdies on holes 3, 14, and 16. He came back with a 76 (+4) in the afternoon to finish with a 150 (+6) on the first day. He’s tied for 25th overall after Monday.
The Wildcats are tied with UC San Diego for the tournament lead on the Par 5 holes, shooting an average of 4.70 strokes on the four par five holes, coming in at six under (-6) par on Monday. Temple and Baldo both finished two under (-2) on the par five holes for the first two rounds.
The tournament concludes on Tuesday with the third and final round of play at the Black Horse Golf Course. Follow the action live with Birdie Fire by clicking here.