GW Golf 2014-15 Early NLI Signees Wrap Standout Senior Seasons
Palazzolo, Porcelli Climb Rankings to Give Colonials Top Class in A-10
May 22, 2014
GW golf's early NLI signees for the 2014-15 season, Vince Palazzolo and Jack Porcelli, recently completed their standout scholastic careers and are set to boost the Colonials' lineup when they join the program in the fall.
Porcelli and Palazzolo, ranked Nos. 69 and 92, respectively, in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Boys Class of 2014, give the Colonials the top incoming class in the Atlantic 10 for 2014-15 as no other league program boasts two top-100 newcomers.
Porcelli, who has climbed 11 spots in the Golfweek rankings since signing his NLI in November 2013, posted a 74.5 scoring average over six 18-hole events and helped the Taft School in Connecticut to a 9-1 dual match record, a third-place showing at the 22-team Kingswood Invitational Tournament and the Founders League Championship title.
He registered just one 18-hole score above 74, highlighted by a pair of 72's and co-medalist honors at the Andover Invitational at Newport Country Club with a 1-over-par 73. His 3-over 74 at the Founders League Championship on May 17 helped the Rhinos better the field by 16 shots and set a new single-round school record team total.
Palazzolo jumped 37 spots in Golfweek's rankings while helping lead Christian Brothers Academy to an undefeated regular season, No. 1 state ranking and a quartet of event titles en route to a third-place finish in New Jersey's Tournament of Champions this past week.
He was the runner-up at the Galloway National Challenge (2-over 73), third at the Monmouth County Championship (1-under 71), fourth at the New Jersey Non-Public A Sectional (4-over 76) and tied for sixth at the Shore Conference Tournament (even-par 72), events all won by the Colts. He tied for 28th with a 6-over 78 at last week's Tournament of Champions state title event
Palazzolo also tied for 18th at the AJGA's TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Florida, this past April. His three-round total of 10-over 223 (73-76-74) was just eight shots off the pace against one of the top fields in junior golf.