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Wilmington Golf Posts Fourth Victory of the Spring; Lunding Second at St. Thomas Aquinas Spring Invitational

Golf: 1st of 10 Teams

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Berlin, Md.

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Sophomore Andreas Lunding posting a 71-67 for a 138, six-under par score at the STAC Spring Invitational. He finished second, one stroke behind the leader. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. photo credit: Ellen O'Brien.

The Wilmington University golf team captured its fourth spring title of the 2014 season, winning the St. Thomas Aquinas Spring Invitational this weekend by a single stroke, playing at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links.

The Wildcats held off a charging Spartan squad on Sunday, finishing the two-round tournament with a 578 team score, defeating the host Spartans by one stroke. The Wildcats led wire-to-wire, shooting a 288 on Saturday before finishing with a 290, finishing two-over par as a squad.

Sophomore Andreas Lunding paced the Wildcats over the weekend, finishing second overall, missing medalist honors by a single stroke. Lunding shot a 71-67 for a 138, six-under par score in the two rounds. He was bested by St. Thomas Aquinas’ Niklas Koerner who shot a 70-67 for a 137, seven-under par score for medalist honors.

Lunding was tied with teammates Jerry Temple, and Andrew Baldo after the first round, as each shot a 71, one-under par to give the Wildcats a six stroke lead after day one.

Temple shot a 74 on Sunday to finish in a tie for fifth overall, shooting a 71-74 for a 145, one-over par final mark. Tomasz Pulsakowski came back to shoot a 71 on Sunday, finishing with a 75-71 for a 146, two-over par score to finish eighth overall in the tournament. Baldo dropped to a tie for 13th overall after a second round score of 78, posting a 71-78 for a 149, five-over par score.

Rounding out the team scores was junior Matt DiEleuterio who finished with an 82-79 for a 161, 17-over par score and a 38th place finish.

Playing as individuals, junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger finished in a tie for 16th overall, posting a 75-77 for a two-round score of 152, eight over par. Freshman Jun Ahn finished in a tie for 31st overall after finishing with a 75 on Sunday, bettering his score by eight strokes from Saturday to finish with a 158, 14-over par score.

Sophomore Alex Healy improved by three strokes on Sunday to post a 78, finishing in a tie for 34th overall with a 159, 15-over par score. Freshman Freddy Braun rounded out the Wildcats at the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational with an 88-79 for a 167, 23-over par score to finish in a tie for 52nd overall.

The Wildcats will try to carry the momentum of the tournament win into the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament starting on Tuesday. The Wildcats have won each of the past three conference tournaments to automatically qualify for the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional.