Wednesday, September 14, 2011
GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College men's golf team opened the 2011-12 season by placing fifth out of seven teams with a 324 at the Grove City College Fall Invitational held Tuesday at the Grove City Country Club.
Senior David Mlinarich (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) led the Titans by tying for seventh overall with a 78, followed by senior Nate Silvis (St. Petersburg, Pa. /Allegheny Clarion Valley) in an 18th-place tie with an 80. Sophomore David Paladino (Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) shot an 82 for a 26th-place tie and freshman Ross Montanti (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) fired an 84 for a 32nd-place tie.
Austin Elder of Point Park was the medalist with a 73. Carnegie Mellon and Point Park each shot 314 but CMU was awarded the win because of a better score for its No. 5 golfer.
The Titans will play at the Kuhn Invitational hosted by Allegheny on Sunday and 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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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.