Sept. 2, 2012
VERONA, N.Y. - The Villanova golf team got off to a great start at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate being played at the par-72, 7,105-yard Kaluhyat Course in Verona, N.Y. The Wildcats are currently in 6th place after finishing the day shooing a combined 594 (+18). Senior Michael Kania leads the team after posting a combined 147 (75, 72--+3) and is tied for 22nd place overall after day one of competition.
Villanova is 35 shots off the blistering pace set by Missouri, who is -17 on the day after finishing with a combined score of 559. BIG EAST rival Louisville is currently alone in second place after posting a team score of568 (-8).
Behind Kania, senior Steve Skurla (80, 69--149 +5) and junior Vince Boyle (70, 79--149+5) are currently tied for 27th and are followed closely behind by senior Derek Jones (74, 77--151+7) and freshman Jessie Stephens (79, 78--157+13) who are tied for 36th and 53rd, respectively.
Competing as an individual, graduate student Cory Siegfried leads all Villanova competitors and is tied for 9th place (Even) after finishing the day with a combined 144 after posting rounds of 69 and 75.
The 54-hole event (36-18 shotgun start format) hosted by Missouri, features Army, Canisus, Central Connecticut State, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Delaware, IPFW, Louisville, Loyola (Ill.), Memphis, Saint Peter's and Villanova during the two-day competition.
The third and final round will get underway tomorrow morning as the Wildcats look to climb the leaderboard.