Wilmington Golfers Place Eighth at the Buccaneer Invitational; Andrew Baldo 10th Overall
Golf: 8th of 14 teams
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Miami Beach, Fla.
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Senior Andrew Baldo led the Wildcats with a 10th place finish at the Buccaneer Invitational. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Senior Jerry Temple shot a team best 73 on Tuesday in the third round of the Buccaneer Invitational. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
The Wilmington University golf team moved up a spot and finished ninth overall after the third and final round at the Buccaneer Invitational on Tuesday, played at the Normandy Shores Golf Club’s par-71, 6,733-yard course.
The Wildcats shot a third-round score of 300, finishing the three-round, two-day tournament with an 885. Wilmington posted scores of 291-294 on Monday as the teams played two rounds to open the tournament.
Senior Andrew Baldo led the Wildcats with a third round 74, finishing in a tie for 10th overall after posting a three-round score of 69-70-74 for an even-par score of 213. Much like Monday’s second round, Baldo the seventh and ninth holes on the front-nine and holes 12, 14, and 18 on the back nine.
Senior Jerry Temple posted a team best 73 on Tuesday, finishing in a tie for 30th overall with a three-round score of 218 after posting a 75-70-73, five-over par for the tournament.
Sophomore Andreas Lunding finished two strokes behind Temple, scoring a 71-74-75 for a three-round score of 220, seven-over par. Junior Matt DiEleuterio rounded out the team scoring on Tuesday, posting a 78 to finish with a 239 tournament tally. DiEleuterio scored a 77-84-78 on Monday and Tuesday.
Playing as individuals, senior Tomasz Pulsakowski finished 68th overall, scoring a 75-78-80 for a three-round score or 233. Junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger was two strokes behind Pulsakwoski with a 235, shooting 80-75-80 over the course of two days. Freshman Freddy Braun rounded out the Wildcats at the Buccaneer Invitational with an 80 on Tuesday, finishing in 80th place after scoring an 86-80-80 for a 246.
Out of the 14 teams at the tournament, the Wildcats were fifth on the par three holes, scoring an 11-over par for the tournament. Wilmington averaged 3.20 strokes as a team on the four par-three holes.
Host Barry took the tournament title with an 831 team score, beating the field by 21 strokes. Johnson & Wales finished second with an 853 while Nova Southeastern came back to claim the third spot with a final score of 857.
Barry’s Adam Svensson won his sixth tournament of the season, posting a 69-61-70 for a 200, 13-under par score. His 61 in the second round was a school and course record.
The Wildcats have one more tune-up tournament before the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship starting next week. The Wildcats will play at the St. Thomas Aquinas Spring Invitational this weekend in Berlin, Md.