VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania – Junior David Hurley shot three under par 67 to take the individual 18-hole lead as Villanova’s Wildcat Invitational kicked off Monday at Radnor Valley Country Club. Hurly leads a field of 80 players going into the final day of the tournament.
As a team, Lehigh shot 295 Monday as the Mountain Hawks are tied for eighth in a 15-team field.
Hurly started strong off the tee with a birdie on the first hole. He birdied No. 6 and No. 9 as part of a 33 on the front side and also birdied No. 12 on the back nine. Hurly’s only flaw in the round was a bogey on the second hole. Hurly leads Marquette’s Hunter Eichhorn and Delaware’s Sahasawat Ariyachatvakin by one stroke entering the final round.
Behind Hurly, junior Daniel Song and second Edmund Broderick the two shot 75 on Monday and are tied for 42nd. Both players birdied on Monday, with Song arriving on the 13th and Broderick birdie on the 10th.
First year Aidan Oehrle and junior Sam Barton shot 78 and are tied for 66th place. Oehrle birdied two of his first five holes on Monday, while Barton birdied the No. 7.
Marquette shot an over-par 281 and leads the team standings by four shots over St. John’s. LIU ranks third with 291.
The Wildcat Invitational ends Tuesday with the final 18 holes at Radnor Valley Country Club. Lehigh will play with Villanova, Rider and individuals starting at 8:50 a.m.