April 21, 2013
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - On the final day of competition at the Rutherford Intercollegiate hosted by Penn State University, the Villanova Wildcats solidified a 9th place team finish and were guided by the performances of seniors Michael Kania (Haverford, Pa.) and Steve Skurla (Wheaton, Ill.) who finished tied for 30th (+15).
Villanova began the day tied for 6th place in the team standings but unusually cold weather conditions made the Blue Course more difficult than expected.
Following Kania and Skurla's 30th place finishes were senior Derek Jones (Lower Burrell, Pa.) and sophomore Ted Brennan (Newtown Square, Pa.), who both finished in 34th place with a three round total of 230 (+17). Cory Siegfried (Villanova, Pa.) rounded out the Wildcat scoring in 44th place with a total of 233 (+20).
Binghamton, Xavier, Minnesota, Penn State and Maryland were the top five team finishers while Xavier's Tanapol Vattanapisit claimed the overall individual championship in a playoff. Penn State's JD Dornes earned second place honors following the playoff.
Villanova will conclude their 2013 season at the BIG EAST Championship on April 28th, 29th and 30th in Orlando, Fla.