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Wildcats Shoot Team Low 292 in Final Round, Finish 4th at CACC Championships

Photo of Matthew Pulgini who shot a 71 (E) on Tuesday in the final round of the CACC Championship. Photo by the CACC.
Photo of Matthew Pulgini who shot a 71 (E) on Tuesday in the final round of the CACC Championship. Photo by the CACC.

WATERTOWN, Conn. - - The Wilmington University golf team shot a tournament best 292 (+8) in the final round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship on Tuesday, finishing fourth overall with a team score of 893 at the Watertown Golf Club.

The Wildcats improved every round this week, shooting rounds of 304-297-292 for their 893 (+41). Goldey-Beacom claimed its second straight CACC Championship with round scores of 286-284-289 for an 859 (+7), coming from behind against Post on Tuesday to win the Championship.

The Wildcats were led by Pablo Quintero and Matthew Pulgini on Tuesday, shooting even par in the final 18-holes. Quintero improved every round, shooting rounds of 79-73-71 for a 223 (+10). Quintero had four birdies and four bogeys on Tuesday.

Pulgini also improved every round this week, shooting 78-77-71 for a 226 (+13). On Tuesday, Pulgini had four birdies, a bogey, and a triple to compete his 71 even-par round.

For the tournament, the Wildcats were led by Tyler Cleaves, as he finished a team-high sixth overall, just outside of All-Tournament Team consideration. He posted a 73 (+2) on Tuesday to close out his scoring of 70-73-73 for a 216 (+3). He collected five birdies on Tuesday, including three straight holes, but also had five bogeys and a double in his round.

Jan Lekes was the final scorer for the Wildcats on Tuesday, posting a 77 (+6) to finish in a tie for 22nd overall. He had rounds of 80-74-77 for a 231 (+18), concluding his Tuesday with three straight birdies on holes 16, 17, and 18.

Sacha Brown was the final Wildcat on the course, posting an 80 (+9) on Tuesday. He had rounds of 77-77-80 for a 234 (+21), coming in 25th overall.

Post's Bill Koch earned the individual championship on the third playoff hole against Goldey-Beacom's Hunter McGee. They both finished with a 210 (-3) before heading to the sudden death playoff format, before Koch hit a birdie putt on the third hole.

The Wildcats will head back to Post and Watertown next weekend to compete in the Post Invitational. The opening round is scheduled for Monday, October 9.