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Wilmington Golf Finishes Atlantic/East Super Regional in Ninth with 902 Total Score

Golf: 9th of 20 - Final

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Charleston, W.Va.

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Senior Jerry Temple shot a team low 72 on Wednesday in the final round of the Super Regional. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.



Freshman Sam Clark shot a 78 on Wednesday, the second best score for the Wildcats in the third round. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.



Junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger sank the only eagle for the Wildcats in the tournament, needing three shots to finish the par-five fifth on Wednesday. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

The Wilmington University golf team finished the 2014 NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional in ninth place on Wednesday, shooting a 310 team score in the third and final round, played Edgewood Country Club, hosted by the University of Charleston.

The Wildcats shot a 902 (+50) for the three-round tournament, finishing with a 293-299-310 and out of the top three which automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Indiana (Pa.) won the Super Regional with a combined score of 863, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas’ 269. The two teams flip flopped positions on the final day of the tournament, as IUP shot a 295 to jump ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas 303 on Wednesday.

Adelphi and Charleston tied for third and needed a tiebreaker to determine the final automatic qualifier. Charleston defeated Adelphi on the first playoff hole to win the tiebreaker and move on to the National Tournament.

For the Wildcats, senior Jerry Temple paced the team with a 72 on Wednesday, finishing with a team low 217 for the tournament and in a tie for 11th place overall. After hitting four birdies and making the turn at two-under par, Temple succumbed to four straight bogeys on the front nine before recording a birdie on the seventh hole to close the day with a 72, one over par.

Freshman Sam Clark tallied two birdies in his first nine holes, making the turn at two-over par before finishing the round with a 39 on the front nine, tallying a 78, seven-over par. He was the third best finisher for the Wildcats, totaling a 76-73-78 for a 227 tournament score. Clark finished in a tie for 47th overall.

Senior Tomasz Pulsakowski tallied three birdies on the front nine after starting on the 10th tee, scoring a 35, one-over par after the turn but scored a 80, nine-over par for the afternoon. For the tournament, he posted a 70-75-80 for a three-day score of 225. Pulsakowski finished in a tie for 38th overall.

Junior Alexander Lautenschlaeger posted the lone eagle for the Wildcats in the tournament, finishing the par-five fifth in three shots on Wednesday. That brought his afternoon’s score down to six-over par, but three bogeys in his last four holes brought his third round score to 80, nine-over par. For the tournament, Lautenschlaeger shot a 78-77-80 for a three-round score of 235. He finished in a tie for 70th overall.

Senior Andrew Baldo birdied the par five fifth but was hurt by four double-bogeys on the afternoon, finishing with an 83, 12-over par. For the tournament, Baldo shot a 76-85-83 for a three-round score of 244. He finished in a tie for 93rd overall.

Charlestown’s Jamin Smith earned medalist honors after shooting a tournament low, three-under par. Smith shot a 69-70-71 to finish with a 210. Adelphi’s Louis Kelly was two strokes behind as the only other player to shoot under par with a 70-70-72 for a 212, one-under par.

Kelly and Dowling’s Kurt Brey also advance to the National Tournament as the top two finishers outside of the player advancing with the three teams. Brey finished in a tie for fourth with a 70-71-73, one-over par 214.