Sept. 3, 2012
VERONA, N.Y. - Nick Willenborg capped an impressive weekend by shooting a four-under-par 68 today as the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team moved up two spots in the standings to finish eighth overall at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate, which concluded today with 18 holes of play. The Ramblers posted a 54-hole team score of 901 to finish just one shot behind Cleveland State and four strokes behind Villanova at the par-72 Kaluhyat Course.
The top five spots in the standings remained unchanged from yesterday as host University of Missouri coasted to the team title with a score of 842, which placed it a commanding 19 strokes ahead of runner-up Louisville (861). Jace Long of Missouri took home medalist honors with an incredible 15-under 201 (66-66-69), to finish 10 shots up on his closest competitor, Antoine LeSaux (Louisville), who notched a 211 (74-67-70).
Willenborg finished off an impressive opening weekend by firing a four-under-par 68 today and closed out the 54-hole event with a 219 (69-82-68) to lead the Ramblers. Alex Cusumano also grabbed a top-30 finish by tying for 29th with a 225 (72-77-76) and Brian Van De Motter tied for 41st with a 231 (77-75-79).
Freshman PJ Riner, who was appearing in his first collegiate tournament, turned in his best round of the weekend today, shooting a three-over 75 to finish tied for 52nd with a 237 (84-78-75), while Nick Dennis had an uncharacteristically rough day Monday and placed tied for 66th with a 251 (76-79-96).
Loyola is off until September 16 when it competes at the Purdue/Midwest Shootout in West Lafayette, Ind.
Final Team Results
1. Missouri - 276-283-283=842
2. Louisville - 285-283-293=861
3. Memphis - 290-287-289=866
4. Central Connecticut State - 297-287-301=890
5. IPFW - 296-297-298=891
6. Villanova - 298-296-303=897
7. Cleveland State - 305-293-302=900
8. Loyola - 294-309-298=901
9. Army - 301-295-314=910
10. Canisius - 299-303-318=920
11. Delaware - 315-303-305=923
12. Cincinnati - 311-302-313=926
13. Saint Peter's - 307-306-314=927