Copyright 2015; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of Andreas Lunding at GBC Fall Invite
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - - Senior Andreas Lunding led the Wilmington University golf team with a 76 in the third round of the Guy Harvey Invitational on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats finished 18th overall while playing on PGA National Champion Course.
Lunding scored a 76 while junior Sam Clark shot a 78, but the Wildcats needed to card a pair of 80's in the last round, not allowing them to catch the rest of the field. Sophomore Joey Russo and junior Miguel Siercke shot an even 80 on Tuesday to round out the Wildcat scoring.
Freshman Ryan Rucinski led the Wildcats at the tournament, finishing in a tie for 29th overall with a 224 (+8), three-round total. He went 74-69-81 in the three rounds. Russo was the second leading Wildcat, carding a 77-75-80 for a 232 (+16) to finish in a tie for 73rd overall.
Clark's 78 gave him a 235 (+19) for the tournament, as he carded an 80-77-78 to finish in a tie for 86th overall. Siercke wet 75-82-80 in the three rounds, finishing with a 237 (+21) to come in 90th overall. Lunding rounded out the Wildcats with a 78-87-76, closing the tournament with a 241 (+25) to sit in a tie for 92nd overall.
Playing as an individual, junior Troy Miller finished the tournament as he started, carding a 77 on Tuesday to move up three spots to 66th overall. Miller shot 77-76-77 for a 230 (+14) for the tournament.
St. Leo won the Guy Harvey Invitational, holding onto their lead after the first day with a 293 on Tuesday, finishing at 864 for an even par tournament. West Florida was second as a team at seven-over par while Florida Southern finished third at 10-over par.
Florida Southern's John Coultas shot a 67 to claim the top spot on Tuesday, jumping from a tie for ninth after the first two rounds. He finished with a 71-71-67 for a 210 (-6). Indianapolis' Graham McAree shot a 71 to move up to second, finishing with a 213 (-3).
The Wildcats return to Delaware for a few days before heading west for the rest of their Fall season. The Wildcats head to Seaside, Calif., for their next tournament as they compete in the Otter Fall Invitational hosted by CSU Monterey Bay starting on Monday, October 19.