Skurla in Second after Two Rounds at Blustery White Manor
Junior Steve Skurla leads the Wildcats in second place overall.
 
Junior Steve Skurla leads the Wildcats in second place overall.
 

April 2, 2012

MALVERN, Pa. - Villanova junior Steve Skurla is alone in 2nd place with 18 holes to go at the Wildcat Invitational being played at the par-71, 7,055-yard White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa. The team is in a tie for fourth through two rounds after shooting a 313-297--610 (+42) on a cold and windy day that saw gusts up to 40 miles per hour. The cold conditions had a significant impact on the 14-team, 78-player field as the players had to battle through a tough 36 holes. One foursome was unable to finish due to darkness, but as it stands, the Wildcats are tied with Central Connecticut State and just 8 shots behind first place Ohio State.

Skurla shot a 77 (+6) in the first round, but came back strong with a 67 (-4) in the second round which is his personal low round this season to date. The junior had four birdies on the day and an eagle 2 on the short 335-yard, par-4 7th hole. Skurla trails Ohio State's Matthew Turner heading into the final 18 holes.

Senior Brian Colbert (78-75--153;+11) is in a tie for 13th after having 24 pars out of the 36 holes despite the difficult conditions. Next for the Wildcats was senior Bret McGaughey who is in a tie for 28th after carding a 79-77--156 (+14) after three birdies over the two rounds.

Rounding out the top-five for Villanova is sophomore Robby Meador (79-80--159; +18) and junior Michael Kania (88-78--166; +24), who finished in a tie for 42nd and 53rd, respectively.

The Wildcats also have three individuals competing in the event. Sophomore Vince Boyle shot an 81 (+10) in the opening round and is 7-over through 14 holes, which he will finish in the morning before completing the final round. As it stands, the sophomore is in a tie for 42nd. Juniors Jimmy Johnston (82-79--161; +19) and Derek Jones (81-80--161; +19) are in a tie for 50th.

 

 

The final round will get under way tomorrow morning and all live results can be found on www.golfstat.com.

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