VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova men's golf team bounced back, improving by 15 strokes on Sunday, as the squad concluded play at the Lehigh Invitational in Saucon, Pa. After shooting 324 in round one, the Wildcats shot 309 to move from 11th place to a fifth-place finish in the 12-man field. In total, Villanova shot 633 across the two rounds and had the second-best Sunday total behind first place Towson.
VU freshman Zach Egermayer (Glen Rock, N.J./Bergen Catholic) put together two great rounds at the Saucon Valley Country Club (75-74) for a 149 (+5) total, the best finish on `Nova. He also tied for second place overall, marking the best finish by a Wildcat all season. The freshman finished one stroke behind the individual medalist, John Hulede, from Towson.
Freshman Andy Butler (Oakmont, Pa./Manheim Township) also shot two-over 74 on Sunday to finish with a 159 (+15) two-day total after shooting 85 in round one.
Junior Luke Waggoner (Crystal Lake, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) had the third best round on Sunday with a five-over 77. He finished at 164 (+20) across 36 holes with an 87 in Saturday's round.
Senior Ted Brennan (Newtown Square, Pa./The Haverford School) rounded out the counted top-four totals for Villanova on Sunday with a 84. Brennan shot 77 on Saturday to finish with 161 (+17) strokes to his credit, the third best two-round total for VU.
Sophomore Lucas Trim (Tampa, Fla./Jesuit) carded rounds of 87 yesterday and 85 today for a 172 (+28) total.
Towson (602) won the Invitational by 19 strokes over second place Rutgers (621). Lafayette (628), Fordham (629) and Villanova (633) rounded out the top-five places.
La Salle (639), Binghamton (636), Siena (638), Bucknell (643), Lehigh (645), Monmouth (651) and Manhattan (652) finished sixth through 12th, respectively.
The Lehigh Invitational marked the second-best finish of the semester for the Wildcats as well as the conclusion of Villanova's fall schedule.