Wildcat Golfers Wrap Up Jim Bishop Toyota Classic in North Alabama Ninth Place
Golf: 9th of 14 teams
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Muscle Shoals, Ala.
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Senior Andrew Baldo led the Wildcats with a 77 on Tuesday at the Jim Bishop Toyota Classic. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
The Wilmington University golf team posted a third round score of 314 at the Jim Bishop Toyota Classic, finishing in ninth place out of 14 school playing at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail hosted by North Alabama.
The Wildcats finished their second tournament of the 2014 spring season with a 319-301-314 three round score of 934, 24 strokes off the pace of the leaders; the host school North Alabama Lions.
Freshman Sam Clark led the Wildcats, finishing in a tie for 16th overall after three rounds. He posted an 80 on Tuesday to finish with a 76-73-80, for a tournament score of 229, 13-over par.
Senior Andrew Baldo steadily improved each round, finishing Tuesday with a his best score of the tournament (77). He placed in a tie for 29th overall after posting a 79-78-77 for a three round score of 234, 18-over par.
Senior Tomasz Pulsakowski was the third Wildcat finisher, posting an 81-76-81 for a three-round score of 238, 22-over par. He finished in a tie for 41st overall, although his 81 on Tuesday did not factor into the team score for the third round.
Senior Jerry Temple shot an 80 on Tuesday to finish in 44th overall for the tournament. He shot an 83-76-80 for a 239, 23-over par in the two-day tournament.
Junior Matt DiEleuterio was the final Wildcat to score on Tuesday, tying Baldo for the team lead in the third round with a 77. He finished in a tie for 48th overall with an 87-76-77 for a three-round score of 240, 24-over par.
Playing as individuals, sophomore Andreas Lunding finished in a tie for 34th overall, shooting a 78 on the final day to post an 84-74-78 for a tournament score of 236, 20-over par. Junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger shot a week’s best 77 on Tuesday, finishing in a tie for 59th overall for the tournament. He shot an 80-86-77 for a three round score of 243, 27-over par.
The host Lions battled from behind to take the team title on Tuesday, posting a day’s best 302 to win the tournament by four strokes. Missouri-St. Louis, who was leading after the first two rounds, shot a 311 on Tuesday to finish in second place, posting a 914.
North Alabama’s Trent Alexander earned medalist honors after cushioning himself with a large lead through the first two rounds. Alexander posted a 79 on Tuesday to finish with a 69-70-79 for a 218, two-over par for the tournament.
The Wildcats are off to their last tournament in the southeast for the 2014 season as they head to Miami Beach, Fla., to take part in the Buccaneer Invitational, hosted by Barry University. The first day of the tournament is scheduled for Monday, March 31.