Point Park makes it three wins in three spring events with victory at CMU tournament
April 14, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
Point Park men's golfers (L to R) James Daley, Chris Bowen, Billy Wivell, Austin Elder and Collin Holmes won at CMU. Photo by Lori Holmes.
APOLLO, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's golf team made it three wins in three spring events when it won the Carnegie Mellon University Edward Jones Shootout at The Links at Spring Church on Sunday. The Pioneers shot 295 in Sunday's final round for a two-day total of 600 and a one-shot victory over Allegheny College.
Point Park led by three shots after a team score of 305 in the first round Saturday. On a good scoring day Sunday, the Pioneers knocked 10 shots off that score and placed all of its individuals in the top 12 finishers to hold off the rally from Allegheny, which shot a very strong 292 in the final 18 holes.
Senior Austin Elder finished in third place individually and two shot back of medalist Oliver White of Allegheny. Elder was tied for the lead after a 74 in the first round and followed that up with a 73 on Sunday for a 36-hole score of 7-over 147 on the Par 70 layout.
Other Top-10 finishers for the Pioneers were senior Billy Wivell in a tie for seventh and sophomore Collin Holmes in a tie for ninth. Wivell shot 77-75 for a tournament total of 152. Holmes recovered from an 81 on Saturday to shoot one of the lowest round of the tournament with a 72 on Sunday for a total of 153.
Chris Bowen (79-75) and James Daley (75-79) finished tied for th 12th at 154.
The win at CMU goes with the victories that the Pioneers racked up the last two weeks. Point Park opened the spring season March 29-30 by beating a field of KIAC teams at the Berea (Ky.) Spring Tee-Off and followed that up with a victory over a field of NCAA Division II schools April 4-5 at the Cedarville Invitational.
The Pioneers now have all divisions covered with a victory over NCAA Division III teams this weekend and are a perfect 3-0 in tournaments this spring.
The victory that the Pioneers really want, though, is at the KIAC Tournament April 29-30, which is its next event. A win there at Gibson Bay G.C. in Richmond, Ky., would give Point Park an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament, the first for the program since 1969.
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