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Point Park men's golf places 8th of 16 teams in strong field at Cal U tourney

Sept. 30, 2012 at 9:05 p.m. ET

PPUM Leaderboard
Point Park's scores on the final leaderboard posted at the Cal U Vulcan Invitational.

 

BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The Point Park scorecard showed good scores, but in a deep field of talented teams, it added up to a finish in the middle of the pack.

The Point Park University men's golf team shot some of its best scores of recent years but ended up in eighth place of 16 teams in what was a challeging group of teams at the Cal U Vulcan Invitational held Saturday and Sunday at Cedarbrook Golf Course.

Point Park shot its best scores of the young season in the first two rounds with team scores of 293 and 295 over 36 holes on Saturday. Still, that put Point Park in eighth place. Scores were up across the board for Sunday's rainy 18 holes, and the Pioneers kept their day-one position with a 310.

A very good IUP team won the tournament with a 54-hole total of 862. That gave the Crimson Hawks a 19-shot win over Mercyhurst (881). West Chester was close behind in third at 882 followed by Cal U (892), Carnegie Mellon (893), Cal U B Team (894), Washington & Jefferson (896) and Point Park (898).

Sophomore Collin Holmes, from Avon Lake, Ohio, and senior Billy Wivell, from Deer Lakes, Pa., led Point Park with a tournament score of 222. Holmes shot rounds of 72-72-79 while Wivell came in at 74-72-76.

Junior Chris Bowen, from Bethel Park, Pa., played very well on Saturday with rounds of 71-72, and he finished at 231 after an 88 on Sunday. James Daley had a tournament total of 234 followed by Austin Elder at 235.

Complete team and individual results will be posted when they become available. Point Park results and final team standings are below.

POINT PARK INDIVIDUALS
Collin Holmes   72-71-79--222
Billy Wivell       74-72-76--222
Chris Bowen   71-72-88--231
James Daley   76-80-78--234
Austin Elder   77-81-77--235

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
IUP   862
Mercyhurst   881
West Chester   882
Cal U   892
Carnegie Mellon   893
Cal U Club   894
Washington & Jefferson 896
Point Park   898
Clarion   899
Allegheny   900
Millersville   900
West Liberty   901
Cal B Team   907
McDaniel   910
Gannon   914
Pitt-Johnstown   929