Tuesday, October 1, 2013WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. - The Westminster College men's golf team placed sixth at the Presidents' Athletic conference (PAC) Fall Invitational on Tuesday. The Titans scored a 648 (330-318) in the two-day event (6,658 yards, par-71) at the Oak Tree Country Club.
Saint Vincent won the event with a 588 (288-300). Saint Vincent's Derek Lingafelt and Grove City's Brian Giesler were the co-medalist with a 144 each.
Junior Ross Mantanti (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland) led Westminster, after a seven-stroke improvement from day one, with a 153 (80-73) for 13th-place. Senior David Paladino (Jefferson Hills, PA / Thomas Jefferson) was next for the Titans with a 164 (84-80). Rounding out the Titan scorers were junior Dom Ciraula (Wexford, PA / Pine-Richland) (165) and freshman Shane Wilson (New Castle, PA) (166).
Washington & Jefferson placed second (604-306-298), followed by Grove City in third-place (608), Thomas More in fourth (628), and Thiel in fifth (631). After Westminster were Bethany College in seventh (722) and Waynesburg in eighth (750).
The 36-hole PAC Fall Golf Invitational counts for one-half of the 72-hole team total (combined with the 2014 PAC Golf Championship this coming April), which will determine the 2013-14 PAC team champions and the league's automatic bid for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
The 2014 PAC Spring Golf Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, April 25-26 at Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon, Pa.
Westminster will host its Westminster Fall Invitational, its last fall event, 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 378 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 41 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.