Wildcats Place 8th at BIG EAST Championship
April 29, 2014
OKATIE, S.C. - Freshman Lucas Trim (Tampa, Fla.) continued to build upon a successful few days and led the Wildcats to an 8th place team finish at the BIG EAST Championship at Callawassie Island in Okatie, S.C. The Wildcats moved up one spot on the second day of competition and held their position through the final round as they posted a team score of 954 (+90) for the 54-hole event.
Trim battled the entire three days of play and notched a third-round score of 78 on Tuesday afternoon to place him at 230 (75-77-78; +14) and tie for 18th place overall. Following closely behind, senior Robby Meador (Miami Lakes, Fla.) carded his best round of the event on Tuesday and posted a 75 in the last 18 holes of action. His three-day total placed him tied for 21st overall and at +16 (81-76-75; 232) for the championship.
Sophomore Luke Waggoner (Crystal Lake, Ill.) placed third within the team standings for Villanova and in 36th place overall with a three-round total of 242 (85-79-78; +26). Freshman Peter Mandich (Naperville, Ill.) and junior Ted Brennan (Newtown Square, Pa.) rounded out the Villanova scorers in 43rd and 45 places, respectively, and both carded rounds of 81 on day three.
St. John's Ryan McCormick kept his first place standing in the individual competition and saved his best round for the final day and tallied a 69 for the afternoon. He was the only competitor to finish under par in the championship at -5 (71-71-69; 211). Georgetown's Gregory Dodufal and Xavier's Yuki Kato each tied for second place and finished with a three-round total of 219 (+3).
The Red Storm came away with the team title and earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Championship. Marquette finished 10 strokes behind at 892 while DePaul, Georgetown, Xavier, Seton Hall, Butler, Villanova and Creighton rounded out the team finishes.
The BIG EAST Championship marked the final event for the Wildcats this season.