Sophomore golf season starts strong for Lustig
By Bruce Wald
Published: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
Belle Vernon Area High School graduate Bo Lustig began his sophomore year with Robert Morris University's golf team by placing 45th at the Cleveland State University Invitational.
He carded a three-round total of 236 at the Canterbury Country Club Golf Course in Beechwood, Ohio. His best round was a 74 on the second round.
On Oct. 7-8, Lustig won the individual title and led the Colonials to the 2012 RMU Colonial Classic team title which played on the 6,570-yard par-72 layout at The Club at Shadow Lakes in Hopewell Township.
He shot a two-round total of 148, which included a round of 71 on the opening day. Lustig carded the only eagle of the 36-hole tournament on the par-5 fifth hole, a long uphill test with small green guarded by bunkers. The victory was the first of Lustig's collegiate career, and he edged senior teammate Brock Pompeani and St. Francis University's Shane Crampton by two strokes each. Lustig's fine play helped the Colonials win their annual autumn event for the third consecutive year.
Two weeks later, Lustig and fellow sophomore Ryan Prokay tied for second among all Colonials at the Dayton University Invitational, which was contested at the NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
Lustig and Prokay each carded totals of 155 to tie for 54th. Pompeani was 47th to lead Robert Morris. Lustig finished the event with a second-day score of 72 after an opening 83.
Lustig finished his 2012-2013 freshman year by finishing 25th at the Northeast Conference Championships and Colonials finished fifth overall out of 10 teams.
His best individual finish a year ago was at the Leo Keenan Invitational at the Bartlett Country Club in Olean, N.Y. He tied for third at that event with Prokay as both golfers totaled a 141.
He competed in five tournaments overall and finished with a 76.1 average.
During his scholastic days, Lustig finished second at the PIAA state tourney in 2010 after finishing third in 2009. Before becoming the state runner-up, Lustig won the 2010 WPIAL Division I championship with a 3-over-par, two-stroke victory at Longue Vue Club in Verona.
Bruce Wald is a freelance writer.
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