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Andrew Baldo Fourth, Wilmington Golf Ninth After Day One at Buccaneer Invitational

Golf: 9th of 14 after Two Rounds

Monday, March 31, 2014 - Miami Beach, Fla.

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Senior Andrew Baldo posted a 139, three-under par to sit in fourth overall after two rounds at the Buccaneer Invitational on Monday. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by Paul Patton.

Senior Andrew Baldo posted a 69-70, three-under par 139 to lead the Wilmington University golf team on the first day of the Buccaneer Invitational presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Normandy Shores Golf Club on Monday afternoon.

As a team, the Wildcats are in ninth place overall, finishing the first day with a 291-294, 17-over par, 585. Wilmington was in a tie for eighth overall after one round of play at the Buccaneer Invitational hosted by Barry University.

Baldo birdied holes 16, 17, and 18, closing the back-nine with a 33, three-under par on in the first round on Monday. In the second round, Baldo birdied holes seven, nine, 12, 14, and 18 to score a 35-35, one-under par in the second round. He is nine strokes off the lead, held by Adam Scensson who posted a 69-61 for a 130 on Monday. Baldo is only one stroke off the pace for second place, however.

Senior Jerry Temple posted the most improved score between rounds, finishing the second round with a one-under 70, finishing the day in a tie for 29th overall with a 75-70, three-under par.

Also tied for 29th overall is sophomore Andreas Lunding who shot a 71-74 for a 145, three-over par score. Rounding out the Wildcats scoring on Monday was freshman Sam Clark who posted a 76-80, for a 156, 14-over par score after two rounds. Junior Matt DiEleuterio shot a 77-84, for a 161 two-round score and is in a tie for 77th overall.

Playing as individuals, senior Tomasz Pulsakowski is in a tie for 55th overall with a 75-78 while junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger sits in a tie for 64th overall with a first day score of 155 with an 80-75. Freshman Freddy Braun is 80th overall with a first day 86-80 on Monday.

The team finished tied for third overall on the par-3 holes, finishing with a four-over par score. The Wildcats averaged 3.10 strokes per par-3 hole, which the course has four such holes. The Wildcats posted the fourth most pars of the 14 schools there, finishing 111 holes in regulation.

Barry jumped up to first overall after the second round, shooting 13 strokes better than in the first round. The Buccaneers lead the tournament by 15 strokes, finishing Monday with a 553. Saint Leo sits in second with a 568 while Johnson & Wales is third with a 571.

Svensson’s school and course record propelled him to the top of the leaderboard, shooting a 69-61 for a low of 130 after two rounds. Saint Leo’s Joey Savoie and Chico State’s Alistair Docherty sit in second with a 138, one stroke ahead of Baldo.

The Wildcats finish out the Buccaneer Invitational on Tuesday, again heading out to the Normandy Shores Golf Club.