Men's Golf: Titans Place Sixth at PAC Fall Invitational

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. - The Westminster College men's golf team finished sixth out of seven schools at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Fall Men's Golf Invitational. The invitational was held Monday and Tuesday at the Oak Tree Country Club. Westminster had a four-stroke improvement in day two from day one and finished with a 646 (325-321).

Saint Vincent won with a 605. Washington & Jefferson (617) and Thiel (621) finished in second- and third-place, respectively. Grove City (625) and Thomas More (639) placed ahead of Westminster and Bethany (733) rounded out the competition.

Leading the Titans was sophomore Dom Ciraula (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland) 156 (78-78) who tied for 10th-place overall. Sophomore Ross Montanti (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) 160 (82-78) followed with a tie for 18th-place. Junior David Paladino (Jefferson Hills, PA/Thomas Jefferson) tied for 22nd-place with a 162 (81-81). Rounding out the Titan finishers were junior Chris Molnar (Easton, PA/Easton) 168 (84-84) and junior Ryan Avril (Jamestown, PA/Jamestown) 171 (85-86).

The 36-hole PAC Fall Golf Invitational counts for half of the 72-hole team total (combined with the 2013 PAC Golf Championship this coming April) which will determine the 2012-13 PAC golf team champions. Individual All-PAC teams are determined exclusively by scores at the spring 36-hole PAC Championship.

Westminster will host its annual Westminster Invitational at the New Castle Country Club on Monday.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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