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Cleaves and Pulgini Shoot 71 (-1) in Final Round at Jay Jennison Cup

Cleaves and Pulgini Shoot 71 (-1) in Final Round at Jay Jennison Cup

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - - Tyler Cleaves and Matthew Pulgini once again turned in similar scorecards on Tuesday, leading the Wilmington University golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Jay Jennison Cup, hosted by Flagler College, at the Slammer and Squire Course at the World Golf Village.

The Wildcats finished with another sub-300 round on Tuesday, shooting a 293 to finish the tournament with rounds of 293-295-293 for an 881 (+17). They finished 9th out of 13 teams in the low-scoring tournament.

Tyler Cleaves and Matthew Pulgini each carded a 71 (-1) on Tuesday, each finishing with a 218 (+2) in the three rounds. Cleaves went with a 73-74-71 for his 218 while Pulgini went with round scores of 71-76-71 for his 218. They finished in a tie for 24th overall.

On Tuesday, Cleaves collected five birdies, including a stretch on the back-nine where he birdied the par five 11th, the par four 12th, the par four 14th, and came back with a par on the par five 16th. He closed out his round with pars on the final two holes to shoot a 71 (-1).

Pulgini had three birdies in his third round, collecting 13 pars in the round. He shot par on every hole until his birdie on the par five eighth. He made the turn at one-under. He got to two-under with a birdie on the par five 11th but was back to even par after completing 15 holes. He finished with a birdie on the par five 16th and then shot par on the 17th and 18th to finish with his 71 (-1).

Sacha Brown posted a 76 on Tuesday to close out his tournament in a tie for 35th overall. He had rounds of 74-72-76 for a 222 (+6). Brown's day didn't start off strong with back-to-back bogeys to start the round, but he fought back to birdie the par four third and the par five 11th to get back to even. Brown was even through 13 holes before finishing four-over to close out his tournament.

Pablo Quintero shot a 75 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 59th overall, shooting rounds of 75-79-75 for a 229 (+13). Quintero tied Cleaves with the most birdies in a single round for the Wildcats in the tournament, posting five on Tuesday. He birdied the ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th holes to get to get to one-over par, and then birdied the par five 16th to again get back to one-over par. But he finished the day with bogeys on the final two holes to shoot a 75 (+3).

Jan Lekes closed out the tournament with an 80 on Tuesday, shooting rounds of 78-73-80 for a 231 (+15) to tie for 63rd overall. Lekes finished with 12 pars on Tuesday.

Ryan Heeman tied his first round score of a 77 on Tuesday, coming in 70th place overall with a three-day score of 77-83-77 for a 237 (+21). He had two birdies on Tuesday, first on the par five fourth hole and again on the par five 11th. He also had nine pars on the day.

Palm Beach Atlantic won the tournament with a three-round score of 841 (-23) followed by Lenoir-Rhyne (847, -17), and Lynn (850, -14). Palm Beach Atlantic's Trey Tesiero won medalist honors by winning a playoff with a score of 206 (-10) against Montevallo's Eric Boutwell.

The Wildcats will look to take the low scores into their next tournament, as the next tournament is the postseason. The Wildcats will look for their 11th CACC Championship overall when they begin the first round on the Watertown Golf Club in Watertown, Connecticut, on Monday, October 2.