MALVERN, Pa. – Appalachian State men’s golf finished second at the Wildcat Fall Invitational on Tuesday with a relentless, 2-under-par team effort.
The Mountaineers continued their improvement by posting of a cumulative team score of 850 (283-279-288), which was 14 strokes less than their first tournament action this fall at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.Three App State golfers finished in the top 10 on the individual leaderboard.
Rhode Island finished just five strokes ahead of App State, which finished four shots ahead of third-place and ACC foe, Boston College.
Jake Lane’s 5-under-par tournament performance was good enough for a top-three finish, which placed him only two strokes back of second place. Lane’s 208 tournament total (68-69-71) ties the second-lowest 54-hole tournament score in school history.
Timothius Tirto Tamardi’s second-round surge for a 6-under 65 marks his lowest collegiate tournament round. It also tied the school record for the lowest 18-hole tournament round. He now accompanies Casey Johnson, Josh Nichols, Casey Komline and Alex Burris in the App State men’s golf record book with the same feat.
During the second round, Tamardi was 5-under through his first eight holes thanks to opening with three straight birdies. The round helped propel him to the third top-10 finish of his career, placing him ninth after shooting an even-par 213 (75-65-73).
Lukas Jönnson’s opening-round 69 marked his lowest collegiate tournament round as well. Jönnson finished 10th at a 2-over-par 215 (69-74-72).
As an individual, Noah Schneider carded a tournament total of 223 (10-over) en route to a top-30 finish.
The Mountaineers led the tournament in birdies with 53, 12 more than what they recorded in the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. App State also recorded the lowest tournament stroke averages on the par 3s (3.07) and the par 5s (4.87).
The Mountaineers will compete next in the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University. The opening round of the two-day invitational is set to begin on Oct. 14.
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