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Sept. 30, 1997

Wildcats Sixth As Notre Dame Captures Third Straight Big East Golf Title

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Villanova's Adam Arnegger captured the Wildcats' performance on digital camera.

The Villanova University men's golf team finish sixth at the Big East Golf Championship at the Blackthorn Golf Club, in South Bend, Indiana on Sunday and Monday Sept. 28-29, 1997. The Wildcats shot a two-day total of 632 (310-322) 37 shots back of Notre Dame who captured their third straight Big East Golf title. The Irish finished with a two-day total of 595 (293-302) for the 19th annual title. The last team to win three straight titles was St. John's, who last did it between 1987-89.

Sunday's first round, which was marked by a 65-minute lightning delay and halted by darkness, was completed Monday morning. Notre Dame held a fourteen stroke lead over Georgetown and a 17-stroke lead over third-place Villanova after the first round. Seton Hall, tied for fifth after round one, shot a second-round 312 for a two-day total of 627 (315-312) to finish second. Connecticut, after firing a seventh-place 318 in round one, shot a second-round 311 to vault the Huskies into third place.

The Wildcats top finisher was captain Steve Horky who finished tied for 8th with a two-day total of 154. Notre Dame's Todd Veron came away with the individual crown, shooting a two-round total of 141, eclipsing the 1979 record previosly held by Matt Zito of Providence (142). Veron shot a first-round 70, followed by a second-round 71 for a two-day total of 141.

Rounding out the scoring for the Wildcats, Peter Dlugosch shot 79-84 for a two-day total of 163, Dugan Condon 77-81 for 158, Chris Ellis 77-83 for 160 and Greg Wojtkun 83-81 for 164.

Team Scores
1. Notre Dame       293 302 595
2. Seton Hall       315 312 627
3. UConn            318 311 629
3. Georgetown       307 322 629
3. St. John's       311 318 629
6. Villanova        310 322 632
Villanova Scores
1. Steve Horky      77  77  154 Tied for 8th
2. Dugan Condon     77  81  158 Tied for 12th
3. Peter Dlugosch   77  84  163 28th
4. Chris Ellis      77  83  160 Tied for 22nd
5. Greg Wojtkon     83  81  164 Tied for 29th