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Match-by-Match Summary of 2007-08 Wesleyan Golf Season

 

Current Record: 28-80 overall, 5-7 duals, 3-8 spring

9/8-9/07 - Trinity Invitational (Blackledge Country Club/Tallwood Country Club - both par 72 in Hebron, Conn.) - 3rd of 3 teams
TEAM SCORING:  Trinity  618, Nichols  619, Wesleyan  638.
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING (18 participants): 1) Dave Velardo  71-72-143, 11) Eli Wilson  80-83-163, 13) Dan De Rienzo  88-77-165, 14) Rob McCourt  84-85-169, 15) Eli Kendall  91-83-174, 18) Charlie Alderman  92-91-183.
Individual Medalist: Dave Velardo (Wesleyan).  Note - Velardo tied with Pasquale Po of Nichols but won playoff hole.

9/15-16/07 - Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury (Ralph Myhre Golf Course, par 71) - 20th of 25 teams
TOP 10 TEAM SCORING: Skidmore  599, Williams  605, St. Lawrence  617, Hamilton  621, Clarkson  623, Salem St.  624, Middlebury  & St. Anselm  625, Trinity  626, UMass Dartmouth  629.  Wesleyan  (20th) - 654.
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING (128 participants): 3) Dave Velardo  73-73-146, T52) Eli Wilson  87-73-160, T116) Dan De Rienzo  92-82-174, T116) Rob McCourt  89-85-174, T125) John Torrenti  93-92-185.
Individual Medalists:  Chris Dejohn (Skidmore) & Travis Dewire (Babson)  145.
NOTE - In the women's tournament, Lauren Russman posted a 95-80-175 to place 7th of 23 players.

9/22-23/07 - Williams College Invitational (Taconic Golf Club, par 71) - 16th of 19 teams
TOP 10 TEAM SCORING:  Skidmore  590, Williams  607, St. Lawrence  611, Middlebury  614, Babson & N.Y.U.  616, Trinity  621, Salem St. & Worcester St. 622, Tufts  626.   Wesleyan  (16th) - 649.
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING (99 participants): T15) Dave Velardo  75-76-151, T52) Eli Wilson  80-79-159, 82) Dan De Rienzo  81-89-170, T83) Rob McCourt  85-87-172, 96) John Torrenti  92-86-178.
Individual Medalist: Tobin Spector (Skidmore)  71-72-143.

9/29-30/07 - NESCAC Championship Qualifier (Skenandoa Golf Course, Clinton, N.Y., par 72) - 8th of 10 teams
TEAM SCORING:  Trinity  606, Middlebury  613, Williams  614, Hamilton  616, Tufts  623, Bowdoin  637, Amherst  640, Wesleyan  643, Bates and Colby  654.
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING (54 participants): T30) Dave Velardo  80-80-160, T30) Rob McCourt  82-78-160, T34) Eli Wilson  83-78-161, T36) Dan De Rienzo  81-83-164, T38) Max Schenkein  84-81-165.
Individual Medalist:  Josh Grossman  (Trinity)  74-72-146.

NOTE:  At the Williams Fall Classic Women's Tournament at Taconic Golf Club Oct. 6-7, Lauren Russman posted a 79-85-164 score to tie for ninth of 57 players.

10/12/07 - Worcester St.  314, Wesleyan  334, R.I.C.  335, Mitchell  372 - at Providence, R.I.  (Triggs Golf Club, par 72)
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING:  Dave Velardo  78, John Torrenti  82, Dan De Rienzo  85, Rob McCourt  89, Charlie Alderman  95
Individual Medalist: Robert Bruso (Worcester St.)  73.

NOTE:  At the Wellesley Fall Invitational Women's Tournament at Nehoiden Golf Course Oct. 13-14, Lauren Russman posted a 95-85-180 score to finish 22 of 48 players.

10/22-23/07 - New England Championship in Brewster, Mass. (Captains Golf Course, Port & Starboard, par 72) - 29th of 42 teams
TOP 10 TEAM SCORING: Rhode Island  600, UConn  608, Bryant  614, Salem St.  619, Dartmouth  620, Assumption  622, UMass Lowell  623, Nichols  624, Central Conn.  628, Middlebury & Post  629.  Wesleyan (29th) - 661.
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING: Dave Velardo  72-80-152, Eli Wilson  77-89-166, Dan De Rienzo  84-89-173, Rob McCourt  83-94-177, John Eshelman  90-87-177.
Individual Medalist:  Brian Cawley  (Salem St.)  70-74-144.
Link to complete NEIGA tournament results

3/22/08 - Williams  291, Hamilton  294, Wesleyan  314 - at Ft. Pierce, Fla.  (Indian Hills Golf Course, par 72)
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING:  Dave Velardo  70, Eli Wilson  77, Dan DeRienzo  83,  Charlie Alderman  84, John Eschelman  84, Rob McCourt  88. (top four score for team)
Individual Medalist:  Jeff Corbett  (Hamilton)  69.

4/11/08 - Nichols  315, Brandeis  317, Johnson & Wales  319, Wesleyan  330 - at Dudley, Mass.  (Dudley Hill Golf Club, par 72)
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING:  Dave Velardo  77, Dan DeRienzo  83,  Rob McCourt  85, John Eschelman  85, Eli Wilson  86.
Individual Medalist:  Bobby Newcomb  (J&W)  76.

4/18/08 - Trinity  309, Wesleyan  323 - at Middlefield, Conn.  (Lyman Orchards Golf Club, par 72)
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING:  Dave Velardo  72 (medalist), Eli Wilson  80, Max Schenkein  85, Dan DeRienzo  86.

4/23/08 - Little Three Matches - Amherst  7, Wesleyan  5 ; Williams  11.5, Wesleyan  0.5 - at Williamstown, Mass. (Taconic Golf Club, par 72)
INDIVIDUAL WESLEYAN RESULTS: Two-man alternating-shot match play: #1 Dave Velardo/Rob McCourt - vs. Amh, won 4 & 3 ; vs. Wlms, halved.  #2 Eli Wilson/Max Schenkein - vs. Amh, won 6 & 5 ; vs. Wlms, lost 2 & 1.  #3 Dan DeRienzo/Charlie Alderman - vs. Amh, halved ; vs. Wlms, lost 8 & 7.  #4 John Eshelman/John Torrenti - vs. Amh, lost 5 & 3 ; vs. Wlms, lost 4 & 3.  Individual match play: #1 Dave Velardo - vs. Amh, halved ; vs. Wlms, lost 4 & 3.  #2 Max Schenkein- vs. Amh, lost 5 & 3 ; vs. Wlms, lost 6 & 5. #3 Eli Wilson - vs. Amh, halved ; vs. Wlms, lost 4 & 3.  #4 Rob McCourt - vs. Amh, lost 3 & 2 ; vs. Wlms, lost 7 & 5.  #5 Dan DeRienzo - vs. Amh, lost 5 & 3 ; vs. Wlms, lost 6 & 5.  #6 John Torrenti - vs. Amh, lost 5 & 4 ; vs. Wlms, lost 7 & 5.  #7 - Charie Alderman - vs. Amh, won 4 & 3 ; vs. Wlms, lost 4 & 3.  #8 John Eshelman - vs. Amh, halved ; vs. Wlms, lost 2-up.

5/2/08 - Wesleyan  325, R.I.C.  336, Worcester St.  338, Elms  360 - at Providence, R.I.  (Triggs Golf Club, par 72)
WESLEYAN'S INDIVIDUAL SCORING:  Dave Velardo  77, Rob McCourt  80, Eli Wilson  83, John Eshelman  85, Dan De Rienzo  97.
Individual Medalist: Lionel Noel (R.I.C.)  74.