April 28, 2012
LEWISBURG, Pa. - William Park is in second-place, the same spot as his team as Army completed the first 36 holes at the Patriot League Golf Championships, Saturday at the Bucknell Golf Club.
Army strung together two of its best round of the spring, shooting 295 in the morning and shaving five strokes off of that total in the afternoon and is at 585 for the championship.
The Black Knights will try to make up a seven-stroke difference to Navy during Sunday’s 18-hole final round.
Navy leads the seven-team field following a 578 with defending champion Army close behind. Host Bucknell is one stroke behind Army with Lehigh (591), Lafayette (595), Colgate (608) and Holy Cross (614) rounding out the field.
Park, a senior, opened the tournament with a one-under-par 69 and then fired a 73 in the afternoon to sit in second place with a 142. He trails Bucknell’s Peter Scialabba by one stroke.
Army is seeking its 11th league championship and will have to come from behind at the par-70 Bucknell Golf Club to do so.
Sophomore Anthony Kim, a returning all-Patriot League first-team selection, is also in the top-10, in a tie for sixth-place after a 145. Kim shot a 73 in the morning and a 72 in the afternoon.
Freshman Robby Hill is tied for 12th in his first league championship. Hill shot a 76 in his opening around and a 73 in the second to get to 149.
Matt Philie is one stroke behind Hill. The junior shot a 78 in his first round and rebounded with a 72 in the evening for a 150 total.
Brandon Baerwaldt, a sophomore who is playing in the league championship for the first time, is tied for 23 rd after a pair of 77s.
Junior Eric Park rounded out the Army scoring with a 158 following an 81 in the morning and 77 in the afternoon.
2. ARMY 295-290—585
2. William Park, 69-73—142
T6. Anthony Kim, 73-72—145
T12. Robby Hill, 76-73—149
T14. Matt Philie, 78-72—150
T23. Brandon Baerwaldt, 77-77—154
T36. Eric Park, 81-77—158