March 28, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova golf team returns to action on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st when they host the fourth annual Wildcat Invitational, set to take place at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa. The 54-hole competition will begin with 36 holes on Monday and will conclude with the crowning of an individual and team champion after the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
Villanova head coach Jim Wilkes stats, "The team always looks forward to the Wildcat. It's an opportunity to showcase White Manor Country Club, which I feel is among the best home courses for any program in the country. It also will give our entire team a chance to compete for starting spots heading into the last two spring tournaments and the BIG EAST Championship."
The course is currently the No. 3 ranked "Modern Design" course and 14th best overall in the state of Pennsylvania by Golf Week Magazine. It was redesigned and completely renovated in 2003 by Bobby Weed Design of Pointe Vedra Beach, Fla. and won the U.S. Course Renovation of the Year in 2003 by Golf, Inc. It's a 7,009 yard, 71-par course measured by the silver tees.
16 teams plus 10 individual competitors will hit the links for the two-day event as 90 student-athletes will play for the team and individual titles. Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com and spectators are encouraged to attend free of admission.
Round 1 tee time on Monday is set for 7:30am and will be followed by round two at 12:30 pm. On Tuesday, competition will resume at 8am for the final 18 holes.
Army, Binghamton, Bucknell, Butler, Columbia, Delaware, Drexel, Fordham, La Salle, Lehigh, Manhattan, Monmouth, Rhode Island, Wagner, Youngstown State and Villanova are the teams that will compete in the two-day event.
Temple won the team championship in 2013 with a team score of 900 while Delaware's Braden Shattuck (68-72-74--214) claimed the individual championship.
Please visit www.villanova.com for results and recaps following each day of the event and check www.golfstat.com for live scoring updates.
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Golfweek Division I Rankings - As of March 28th, 2014
No. 181 - Army
No. 188 - Columbia
No. 202 - Binghamton
No. 206 - Lehigh
No. 213 - Youngstown State
No. 218 - Rhode Island
No. 250 - Bucknell
No. 260 - La Salle
No. 261 - Butler
No. 266 - Delaware
No. 269 - Monmouth
No. 273 - Drexel
No. 275 - Fordham
No. 279 - Villanova
No. 286 - Manhattan
No. 290 - Wagner