Wildcats Round Out Fall Golf Schedule With Third Place Finish at Dennis Rose Intercollegiate in Hawaii
Golf: 3rd/10 Dennis Rose Intercollegiate
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Waikoloa, Hawaii
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The Wilmington University golf team closed the gap in the third round but fell short of moving up a spot in the standings, placing third overall at the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate hosted by Hawaii Hilo at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course on the Island of Hawai’I on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s final round capped the 2013 fall season for the Wildcats, as they now head into winter break preparing for their Spring and NCAA Championship season in 2014. The Wildcats shot a 302 on Tuesday, finishing with an 888 for the tournament, 24 shots over par in the two days. They closed the gap to within three of CSU-Stanislaus for second place in the final round.
Sophomore Andreas Lunding paced the Wildcats on the Tuesday, shooting a 73 (+1) to improve himself in every round of the tournament. He finished with a 75-74-73 for a 222 (+6) and in a tie for eighth place overall. His round on Tuesday allowed him to move from 21st to eighth in a single rounds’ play.
Lunding was tied with senior Jerry Temple for the tournament as Temple finished the tournament with a 74 (+2) on Tuesday. Temple shot 75-73-74 for a 222 (+6) for the tournament, only three shots out of third place overall.
Freshman Sam Clark fell from third place overall to a tie with Lunding and Temple in eighth place on Tuesday, shooting an 81 (+9) to cap his outstanding fall season. Clark shot a 70-71-82 for a 222 (+6) for the tournament.
Senior Andrew Baldo also came back from a disappointing second round on Monday, firing a 75 (+3) on Tuesday to close out his tournament in a tie for 13th place overall. Baldo shot a 70-78-75 for a three round score of 223 (+8) for the tournament.
Rounding out the Wildcat scoring on Tuesday was junior Matt DiEleuterio who shot an 80 (+8). He went 83-78-80 for a 241 (+25) for the tournament.
Playing as individuals senior Tomasz Pulsakowski was steady all week, shooting 75-76-75 for a three round score of 226 (+10) and in a tie for 19th overall. He had the second best score of the individuals on the course.
Freshman Freddy Braun finished in a tie for 25th overall with a 229 (+13) for the tournament, shooting rounds of 76-75-78 in the two days.
Freshman Jun Ahn shot a 78 on Tuesday to bounce back from a bad start on Monday. He shot an 87-77-78 to finish with a 242 (+26) in his first tournament of the fall.
Host Hawaii-Hilo blew the competition away at its home course, finishing 25 shots better than the next team. The Vulcans were the only team below 300 on Tuesday, firing a 297 to finish at 860 (-4) for the tournament. CSU-Stanislaus opened the door for the Wildcats to take over second place, shooting a 307 on Tuesday to finish the tournament at 885 (+21), three strokes better than the Wildcats.
Hawaii-Hilo’s Chris Shimomura earned medalist honors at seven under par, shooting a 67-70-72 for a 209 (-7). Teammate Corey Kozuma was the only other player under par for the tournament, firing a 70-68-73 for a 211 (-5) in the three rounds.
Wilmington will return to action and try to defend the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship starting in March.