Bucknell's Peter Scialabba has a one-shot lead after 36 holes in the Patriot League Men's Golf Championship.
April 28, 2012
Lewisburg, Pa. - Navy took the lead after 18 holes and extended it in the afternoon to grab a seven-shot advantage on Army and an eight-shot margin over Bucknell after the first day of the 2012 Patriot League Men's Golf Championship being played at Bucknell Golf Course.
The Mids shot a 288 in the morning to build a five-shot lead on Bucknell and seven on Army and Lehigh, then came through with a 290 in the afternoon as the seven teams were separated by just eight total shots in the middle 18 holes of the 54-hole event. The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Navy finished with a 578 (+18) for the day, placing ahead of the Black Knights (585, +25) and Bison (586, +26). Lehigh followed in fourth place with a 591 (+31), while Lafayette has a 595 (+35), Colgate a 608 (+48) and Holy Cross a 614 (+54) through the first 36 holes.
A freshman leads the field, as Bucknell's Peter Scialabba shot an opening-round 69 and has a 1-over 141 through 36 holes. He is followed by Army's William Park with a 2-over 142, while Navy's Peter Reilly and Tim Shield both shot a 3-over 143 to tie for third. Bucknell's Dan Bernard completes the top five with a 4-over 144, while Navy's August Jonas, Lafayette's Carter Rufe and Army's Anthony Kim are all tied for sixth and within four shots of the lead after carding a 5-over 145 in the first two rounds. Lehigh's Doug Marcincin shot a 6-over 146 to stand ninth, while Lafayette's Peter Gross and Lehigh's Tim Rosenhouse complete the bunched top 10 with a 7-over 147.
There were only four under-par rounds on the day. Scialabba, Park and Shield all fired a 69 in the morning, while Gross has the round of the tournament thus far with a 68 in the afternoon. Bernard and Colgate's Will Delano each shot an even-par 70 in the afternoon session, but every other round has been over-par.
The winner of the Patriot League Championship receives the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, which will be held from May 17-19. The individual medalist will also earn an automatic bid to compete as an individual in the regionals, if that player is not on the team champion.
The top finisher in the Patriot League Championship receives the League's Most Outstanding Player award, while the highest freshman claims the Most Outstanding Rookie honor. The top-five finishers (with ties) earn first-team All-Patriot League status, while the next-five receive second-team honors.