Point Park two shots back of lead after Rd 1 of AMC Men's Golf Tournament
April 14, 2012
MAYVILLE, N.Y. -- The Point Park University men's golf team is two shots back of the lead after Saturday's first round of the American Mideast Conference Men's Golf Tournament being held at the Chautauqua Golf Club's Lake Course.
The Pioneers posted a team score of 303, which is two behind team leader Walsh University at 301. Daemen College is in second place at 302. The only other team in the field is Roberts Wesleyan College at 331.
The final round will feature 18 holes on Sunday at the Donald Ross-designed Lake Course. The track measures 6,148 yards and is par 72.
Freshman Collin Holmes, a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, led Point Park with a 2-over 74 and is tied for third individually. Holmes is one shot behind the leaders, Tyler Phillips of Roberts Wesleyan and Kyle Kapturowski of Daemen, who each shot 1-over 73.
Point Park's James Daley is tied for eighth with a first-round 75, and Alejandro Bernardini is in 11th place with a 76. Billy Wivell is tied for 12th at 78, and Austin Elder is tied for 16th with an 80.
"It's anybody's ballgame in the final round," said Point Park head coach Gabe Bubon. "The three teams in contention are all very even skill-wise. It is going to be interesting. I like where we are."
Point Park had three players compete as individuals. Chris Bowen (80) is tied for 12th, while Steve Veydt (82) and Michael Popovec (82) are tied for 22nd in the 27-player field.
With four teams competing for the conference title, the AMC falls short of the six teams required for the league to get an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.
Point Park, Daemen and Roberts Wesleyan will have a chance to qualify for nationals when they visit the Unaffiliated Group Tournament May 7-8 at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. Walsh is not able to compete in that event because it is in year two of its NCAA Division II process.