April 25, 2009
Team Standings - Through 36 Holes
Individual Standings - Through 36 Holes
2009 Patriot League Golf Championship Page
West Point, N.Y. - Host Army ended Saturday's 36 holes of play in the Patriot League Golf Championship with the lead, but three teams are within seven shots of the Black Knights heading to the final 18 holes on Sunday at West Point Golf Course.
Army posted a two-round score of 588 to hold the top spot after the first 36 holes, with Navy just one stroke behind after shooting a 589. Bucknell posted the best second-round score of the day to pull within four shots of the Black Knights at 592, while fourth-place Lehigh is just seven strokes off the pace after shooting a 595 on the first day. Lafayette (603), Colgate (620) and Holy Cross (630) round out the standings entering the final round of play. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Army and Navy jumped ahead on the first 18 holes of the day, with the Black Knights firing a 286 and the Mids shooting a 287 to open play. Bucknell (295) and Lehigh (296) fell off the pace, but made up some of the difference on the second 18 holes. The Bison led all teams in the afternoon session with a score of 297, while the Mountain Hawks followed with a 299. Army and Navy each shot a 302 on the second 18 holes of the day. Lafayette shot a 299 on the first 18 holes, and totaled a 304 in the afternoon. Colgate and Holy Cross each shot 310 or over on both of their rounds.
Bucknell's Andrew Cohen, the only two-time All-League selection in the field, holds the individual lead after shooting a 1-under 139 in his first two rounds. Cohen posted the best round of the day when he shot a 2-under 68 on the second 18 holes. Army's Matt Krembel holds second place and is two strokes off the lead after shooting a 1-over 141, while Navy's Ryan Wielgus totaled a 4-over 144 to claim third place. Wielgus's teammate, David Miller, and Lafayette's Tyler Ostrovsky are tied for fourth place after shooting a 5-over par 145 on the first 36 holes.
Cohen's 68 was one of just three under-par rounds in the field. Miller and Bucknell's William Bachman each shot a 1-under par 69 in their morning round. Krembel and teammate William Park had the only other rounds of even-par, as each shot a 70 on their first 18 holes. Other individual leaders for their schools are Lehigh's Duncan Zeiders (146, 6th place), Colgate's David Ake (149, Tied for 8th) and Holy Cross' Tim McGovern (155, Tied for 2nd).
Patriot League Player of the Year honors go to the individual champion, while the Patriot League Rookie of the Year award is given to the top freshman finisher. Lafayette's Michael Curcio enters Sunday with the top score among all freshmen, holding 7th place after shooting an 8-over par 148.
The Patriot League Golf Championship concludes with the final 18 holes on Sunday, with golfers hitting the tee at 8 a.m. Navy is the defending Patriot League Golf champion, while Army leads all teams with nine Patriot League titles.
For more information, including the full individual and team leaderboards, click on the links at the top of the page or visit the 2009 Patriot League Golf Championship Page