Sep 1, 2013
VERONA, N.Y. - After two rounds of play in the opening day of the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, the Villanova Wildcats are currently in 12th place in the team standings following a two-round team score of 312-305--617 (+41) at the Kaluhyat Course in Verona, N.Y. The third and final round of play will commence Sunday morning at the par-72 course to determine the overall team and individual winners.
Head Coach Jim Wilkes states, "It's a difficult course but conditions were very good for scoring because of the light wind today. We have a young team. We didn't play to our potential but we're looking forward to tomorrow. It's a chance to improve our position after the first rounds and gain some momentum for the rest of the fall."
Host institution Missouri is holding on to the team title and is the only school under par for the two day event. The Tigers lead the field at -13 after pacing themselves to rounds of 281-282--563 for the day.
Cleveland State's Andrew Bailey leads the field at -8 (66-70--136) while Missouri's Ryan Zech is two strokes behind at -6 (68-70--138).
Villanova freshman Lucas Trim (Tampa, Fla.) leads the Wildcats tied for 28th place overall after finishing the day with rounds of 74-75--149 (+5). Junior Ted Brennan (Newtown Square, Pa.) follows closely behind with a 150 on the day (75-75; +6) while seniors Vince Boyle (Philadelphia, Pa.) (82-77--159; +15), Robby Meador (Miami Lakes, Fla.) (82-78--160; +16) and sophomore Luke Waggoner (Crystal Lake, Ill.) (81-82--163; +19) round out the Villanova team scoring tied for 58th, 63rd and 71st place, respectively.
Rounding out the team finishes on the afternoon is Missouri, McNeese State, Central Connecticut, Cleveland St. Connecticut, Binghamton, Detroit, Loyola-Chicago, George Mason, La Salle, Seton Hall, Villanova, St. Peter's and Canisius.
Play will resume on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and the Wildcats will be facing the back nine of the course to start. Be sure to follow villanova.com and @VillanovaGolf for updates during the final round of action.