Point Park Univ. men's golf looks to take momentum from fall into spring season
March 11, 2011
PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University men's golf team opens its spring season March 18-19 at the Shawnee State Tournament, the first of seven events for the Pioneers this spring. Point Park will look to continue the momentum it gained in the fall season when it took first place in two of the five tournaments it entered.
The Pioneers took home the team championships at La Roche and Grove City, and they were just five shots back in placing second at Westminster. Entering the spring season, the Pioneers have four players who had scoring average in the 70s during the fall.
Individually, sophomore Austin Elder was the top player for the Pioneers with a scoring average of 73.00. The native of Warren, Ohio, came in no worse than fifth place in any event, and he took home second place in four of the five tournaments. In relation to par, Elder was only +7 in seven rounds of golf last fall.
Freshman James Daley, from Youngstown, Ohio, took home the most hardware for Point Park in the fall. Daley took the individual title at La Roche and Grove City in besting Elder each time. He carded a scoring average of 77.5 in the fall.
Chris Bowen, a freshman from Bethel Park, Pa., and Alex Bernardini, a junior transfer from S.C. State. Univ., give the Pioneers four players who score in the 70s. Bowen and Bernardini had scoring averages of 78.3 and 79.0 in the fall.
Other players who will likely be in the mix to crack the Pioneers' top five are Chris Cichra (83.0), Nick Wukich (83.0) and Nicholas Fearby (88.0).
The 2010-11 men's golf season culminates with the American Mideast Conference Championship Tournament May 5-6 at Apple Valley Golf Club in Mt. Verrnon, Ohio. The champion moves on to the NAIA national tournament.