Castagnola Leads Elon Phoenix Invitational

Castagnola matched the second-best round in school history with a 65 on Monday
Oct. 16, 2017

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Sophomore Adrian Castagnola shot an opening-round 65 and followed with a second-round 70 to get to 7-under par and hold a two-shot lead after day one of the Elon Phoenix Invitational at Alamance Country Club.

The Colonials are tied for fourth as a team, having led after shooting a 7-under 277 in round one before slipping back with a 7-over 291 in the afternoon. Elon leads at -10 followed by Radford and High Point at -1, and Appalachian State and the Colonials at even-par.

Castagnola led the charge early on, catching fire on his seventh hole of the day. After making six consecutive pars, the sophomore eagled a par 5 and made four additional birdies during his round without dropping a stroke to card 65. In the afternoon, Castagnola mixed three birdies with two bogeys to shoot 70 and take a two-shot lead over a trio of competitors heading into Tuesday's final round.

Also in contention is junior Logan Lowe, who steadily shot 70 in each round to sit in a tie for seventh at 2-under. GW's first tee time in the final round on Tuesday is set for 8:48 a.m. and can be followed here.

TEAM SCORES (277-291=568 | T4th of 16)

  • 1 Adrian Castagnola -- 65, 70 (-7)
  • T7 Logan Lowe -- 70, 70 (-2)
  • T33 Christian Cichan -- 71, 74 (+3)
  • T52 Vince Palazzolo -- 71, 77 (+6)
  • T85 Yoo Jin Kim -- 75, 80 (+13)

    INDIVIDUAL SCORES

  • T18 Jack Porcelli -- 71, 71 (E)
  • T59 Clifford Thompson -- 77, 72 (+7)
  • T65 Stephen Brown -- 76, 74 (+8)

    NOTABLE

  • Castagnola's round of 65 is tied for the second best in school history. Lowe set the record with a 64 two weeks ago, and also shot 65 last season.
  • GW's 7-under 277 is the second-best team round in school history, trailing only the 15-under 273 recorded at last season's Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • GW was seven shots better than the rest of the field in round one as all four scoring players shot even par or lower. Castangola was -6, Lowe -1, and Cichan and Palazzolo even-par.
     

     

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