Point Park men's golf places 3rd at California (Pa.) tournament
Oct. 23, 2011
BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's golf team finished its fall schedule by placing third of five teams at the California (Pa.) tournament played Saturday and Sunday at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
The Pioneers had been in fifth place after shooting a team score of 302 in Saturday's first round, but they moved up to third with a 313 in the final round. The two-day total of 615 was behind team champion California (592) and also Clarion (598).
California shot rounds of 293-299 while Clarion came in at 290-308. Carnegie Mellon (618) had a 297 in round one but then slid back to fourth with a final-round 321. Washington & Jefferson (619) shot an even 300 on Saturday only to shoot 319 over the final 18 holes.
Point Park's Austin Elder and Alejandro Bernardini tied for eighth individually with two-day totals of 150. Elder, a junior from Warren, Ohio, shot 74-76. Bernardini, a junior from Mexico, put together rounds of 73-77.
Billy Wivell had a strong round of 74 Saturday and wound up at 153 after a 79 on Sunday. James Daley shot 81 both days for a 162. Jerry Ferrell shot 183 with his low round being 85 on Saturday.
Point Park's fall season included six tournaments highlighted by the team championship at the Mt. Union tournament Sept. 25-26. Other good finishes were second at Grove City and fourth at the NCAA Division I Robert Morris Classic.
Point Park carded a team scoring average of 316 in the fall. The Pioneers had their average at 306 in September, but it increased by 10 strokes as scoring became tougher in October.
Elder had two individual titles this fall. He won at Grove City and Mt. Union.
Point Park will compete in a full slate of spring tournaments, and the spring schedule will be announced in the coming months. Check the Point Park golf website for future updates.