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Wilmington Golf Moves up to 13th Overall with 297 on Final Day of Otter Invitational

Wilmington Golf Moves up to 13th Overall with 297 on Final Day of Otter Invitational

Copyright 2015; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. File photo of Ryan Rucinski at the GBC Invite.

SEASIDE, Calf. - - The Wilmington University golf team capped its stay at the Otter Invitational with its best round of the tournament, shooting a 297 on Tuesday to finish in 13th overall at the Bayonet-Blackhorse Golf Course hosted by CSU Monterey Bay.

The Wildcats moved up two spots on Tuesday to finish in 13th overall, shooting a 300-304-297 for a three-round score of 901 (+37) as a team. Chico State led wire to wire, finishing with an 859 (-5) to beat Nova Southeastern by four strokes.

Senior Andreas Lunding improved his round by three strokes from Monday, rounding out the tournament with a 71 on Tuesday. He moved up 11 spots to finish in a tie for 21st overall. Lunding shot a 74-74-71 for a three-round score of 219 (+3) in the two days.

Freshman Ryan Rucinski was able to move up two spots in the standings with his second straight 73, finishing in a tie for 37th overall. He shot a 76-73-73 for the tournament, tallying a 222 (+6).

Sophomore Joey Russo improved every round at the Otter Invite, finishing with a 75 on Tuesday. He shot an 80-76-75 for a three-round score of 231 (+15). He and teammate Sam Clark finished in a tie for 69th overall. Clark shot a 72-81-78 to get to his 231 (+15).

Junior Troy Miller rounded out the Wildcat scorers, finishing with a 78 in the third round on Tuesday. He shot a 78-81-78 for a 237 (+21). He moved up four spots in the standings after yesterday, finishing in a tie for 85th overall.

Senior Jordan Lamb had the second best round for the Wildcats while playing as an individual. Lamb shot a 72 on Tuesday to come in a tie for 50th overall. Lamb shot a 79-76-72, improving every round, to finish with a 227 (+11) for the tournament.

CSU San Bernardino's Taylor Hood fired a 67 on Tuesday to jump 10 spots and into a tie atop the leaderboard at the end of the day. He and Nova Southeastern's Richard Mansell played a one-hole playoff to determine an individual winner and Mansell sunk a birdie to earn top billing. Mansell shot a 69-66-75 for a 210 (-6) while Hood shot a 70-73-67 for his 210 (-6).

Nova Southeastern finished second with a team score of 863 (-1) while host CSU Monterey Bay finished third with an 871 (+7).

The Wildcats remain out west for their final tournament of the 2015 fall season as they head to Paradise for the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate. The Wildcats will take part in the three-day tournament in Waikoloa, Hawaii starting on Thursday, October 29.