WANKLYN LEADS POST GOLF TO VICTORY AT PETER KING MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
RIVERHEAD, NY - Junior Lee Wanklyn (Berkshire England) fired a pair of 75's under extreme conditions to lead the Post University Golf team to a victory last weekend at The Peter King Memorial hosted by Dowling College. Post's team score of 613 edged out day one top runner Adelphi University (616) at Long Island National Golf Club in Riverhead New York.
The first day brought wind gusts upward of 30 miles per-hour and day two brought steady rain. Wanklyn finished runner-up for medalist behind American International College's Kent Graham who shot a two day total of 149. The Eagles were two strokes behind Adelphi after day one but they would not be denied. Wanklyn's teammates of Jamie Blake (157), David McGregor (156), Gav Wilson (155) and Jon Lussier (160) tallied some fine scores under the conditions to seal the victory.
"I'm very proud of these guys, said Post Head Coach Pete Stevens. "Despite the conditions they went out and tended to business with the intestinal fortitude of a champion. They made no excuses and performed with heart and determination; that's what champions are made of."
Six other Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) schools took part in the event. Goldey-Beacom College finished in sixth place with a score of 632, and the Lightning were followed by Nyack College (638) and Wilmington (639) in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Dominican College (659) placed 12th, Felician College carded a 672 to finish 16th and Holy Family shot a total of 683 to finish in 18th place.
In addition to Wanklyn, two other CACC student-athlete finished in the top 10 in Goldey-Beacom's Rob Hunt and Tyler Harman. Hunt tied for third place after firing rounds of 74 and 77 (151), while Harman shot 77 on both days (154) to tie for 10th place.
The Eagles are the number two ranked team in the East Region of the NCAA this week, while Goldey-Beacom is sixth and Dominican is eighth. The CACC Golf Championship is around the corner and will be hosted by Wilmington at Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown, DE, on April 20 and 21. Post has won the event three straight times. The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.