Oct. 28, 2013
BETHLEHEM, Pa.--Freshman Lucas Trim (Tampa, Fla.) carded an even par round of 72 and Villanova lowered its team score by 10 strokes from the first round as it maintained its third place standing at the Lehigh Invitational. The 36-hole tournament concluded Monday afternoon on the 7,091-yard Grace Course at Saucon Valley Country Club.
Trim finished in fifth place individually in the field of 43 golfers with a two-day total of 153 (81-72, +9). He was tied for the lowest stroke average on the par-3 holes (3.13), which he played at one over par for the tournament to match individual medalist Doug Walters of Rutgers. Trim was also the only golfer to shoot even par on Monday.
Junior Ted Brennan (Newtown Square, Pa.) and freshman Peter Mandich (Naperville, Ill.) each tied for 14th place with total scores of 158 (+14). Brennan carded a 78 in the second round on Monday and during his round shot the only eagle of the entire tournament. He lowered his score by two strokes after shooting an 80 in the first round. Mandich shot an 83 on Monday and finished the tournament tied for third in the field with 22 pars made.
The final two counting scores for the Wildcats on Monday came from senior Robby Meador (Miami Lakes, Fla.) and sophomore Luke Waggoner (Crystal Lake, Ill.). Meador shot a 78 in the second round and finished at 159 (81-78, +15), while Waggoner finished Monday's round with a 79 and wound up at 161 (82-79, +17).
Rutgers (610) matched its first round team score of 305 and won the tournament by eight strokes over host Lehigh (618). Behind Villanova in the team standings was Siena (640), Fordham (646), Lafayette (647) and Bucknell (653).
Walters claimed the individual title by one stroke after shooting a 76 in Monday's round to finish at 74-76 (150, +6).
The tournament at Lehigh wraps up the fall season for the Wildcats.