Wilmington Golf Wins First Spring Tournament, Headlining Bear Trap Dunes Invitational
Monday, March 17, 2014 - Ocean View, Del.
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Senior Andrew Baldo shot a 70-78 to finish second overall at the Bear Trap Dunes Invitational, hosted by Dowling. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Fighting against windy and cold conditions on Sunday in the final round of the Bear Trap Dunes Invitational hosted by Dowling, the Wilmington University golf team posted a strong 308 team score to win the spring’s first tournament by seven strokes.
Playing in his first tournament since the fall, senior Andrew Baldo paced the Wildcats, finishing second overall with a second round 78 to back up his opening round 70. He finished four-over par with a 148, four strokes off the lead.
American International’s Miguel Siercke was the only student-athlete to shoot a round in the 60s for the tournament, posting a 69 on Sunday. Combined with his 75 from Saturday, Siercke took home medalist honors with a 144 even-par score for the tournament.
Continuing his strong start to the spring, junior Matt DiEleuterio finished in a tie for third overall, shooting a 76 to add to his 74 from Saturday, posting a 150, six-over par score for the tournament.
Sophomore Andreas Lunding, freshmen Freddy Braun and Sam Clark, and seniors Jerry Temple and Tomasz Pulsakowski all finished in a tie for fifth overall, posting a 154, ten-over par for the two day event. Clark paced the five Wildcats with a Sunday low 76 followed by Temple and Pulsakowski’s 77. Lunding shot a 78 on Sunday while Braun posted a 79 to all finish with a 154.
Freshman Jun Ahn shot a stroke better on Sunday with a 77, finishing in a tie for 13th overall with a 155, 11-over par for the Tournament. Alexander Lautenschlaeger finished in a tie for 19th overall with a 78-79 for a 157, 13-over par for the tournament while Alex Healy rounded out the Wildcats with an 84-84 for a 168 and in a tie for 35th for the tournament.
Bentley, who the Wildcats defeated head-to-head by 25 strokes on Tuesday, finished second after posting a team score of 307 on Sunday, finishing with a 615, seven strokes behind the Wildcats. Nyack College placed third overall, posting a Sunday low 305 to finish with a 619, 11-strokes off the lead.
The Wildcats hope to get out of the cold weather for their next tournament, as they travel to Muscle Shoals, Ala., for the Jim Bishop Spring Classic starting on March 24, hosted by North Alabama.