Martinson, Scialo Finish Tied For 11th at CAA Golf Championships; Delaware Eighth in Team Standings
April 24, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
• Team Scores
• Individual Scores
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Blue Hen senior Justin Martinson and junior Stephen Scialo each tied for 11th in the individual standings while the University of Delaware placed eighth in the team standings at the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championships held this weekend at The Pinehurst Resort.
UNC Wilmington captured the team title with a three-round score of 882, finishing 10 strokes ahead of VCU at 892. George Mason finished third with an 893 score, while James Madison was fourth at 902 and Old Dominion rounded out the top five at 909. Delaware posted a 307 team score on Sunday and finished eighth with a three-day total of 920.
Martinson (at right) had the best round of the day for the Blue Hens, carding a one over par 73 on the par 72, 7,092-yard Pinehurst No. 8 Course to finish with a nine over par 74-78-73-225. He opened his final round with a birdie on 10, and following a bogey, posted another birdie on 12 followed by three straight pars. Martinson posted a bogey on 16 but rebounded to birdie 17 and par 18 to finish the back nine at one under.
Martinson was still one under after parring the first four holes of the front nine, before a pair of bogeys on five and six moved him to one over for the day. Martinson responded with a birdie on seven to get back to even par, before concluding his round with a bogey and a par.
Scialo entered Sunday’s final round tied for fifth place, but carded a six over par 78 to also finish nine over at 74-73-78-225. Scialo bogeyed four of the first five holes, before three pars and a birdie on 17 put him at three over halfway through the round. He continued his impressive play with pars on the first five holes of the front nine, but then bogeyed three consecutive holes before closing his day with a par on nine.
Junior Greg Matthias also shot a six over par 78 on Sunday, finishing in a tie for 34th place with a 21 over par 85-74-78-237. Matthias opened his round with three straight pars, but posted two bogeys and a double bogey over the next three holes to fall four over for the day. He bounced back with birdies on 16 and 17, before a bogey on 18 moved him to three over at the halfway mark.
Matthias recorded four pars and two bogeys during the first six holes of the front nine, but a birdie on seven got him to four over. However Matthias double bogeyed eight and recorded a par on nine to finish the day six over par.
Senior Kevin McLister was the third Blue Hen to card a six over par 78 during the final round, and finished 39th with a 23 over par 85-76-78-239. McLister began Sunday with a pair of bogeys, and after posting pars on 12 and 13, recorded two bogeys and a double bogey on the next three holes to drop to six over. McLister then rebounded with a birdie on 17 and a par on 18 to close the back nine at five over par.
McLister opened the front nine with a par and two consecutive birdies, moving to three over for the round. However he posted three bogeys and three pars over the final six holes to finish his day at six over.
Freshman Corey Wagner shot a nine over par 81 on Sunday, placing 43rd by carding 79-82-81-242, 26 over par. Wagner opened his round with three pars, before notching three pars and three bogeys over the final six holes to finish the back nine at three over. After two bogeys and a double bogey during the first four holes of the front nine, Wagner bounced back to par three straight holes. However bogeys on eight and nine ended his round at nine over.
Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington won the individual championship by posting a three shot victory after carding a two under par 72-71-71-214.
Delaware concludes its 2010-11 season on Saturday when the Blue Hens compete in the Cavalier Classic hosted by the University of Virginia.