With team captain and top performer Dave Velardo '08 (photo) returning to the links for his third year as a Cardinals, the golf team will embark upon a six-event fall season in 2007. The Trinity Invitational Sat. and Sun., Sept. 8 & 9 will be the opening event. Velardo posted a team-best 78.2 stroke average in 2006-07 after an even more impressive 77.1 figure in 2005-06. He has twice carded a round below 70, including a four-under-par 68 during a spring match in Florida in 2007. It was the lowest round by a Wesleyan golfer in 35 years. Behind Velardo, Wesleyan got solid efforts from Eli Wilson '09 (80.8 average last year) and John Torrenti '09 (85.8 average) as they, too, will return to support the cause. The Cardinals will receive additional strength from several newcomers and a couple of other savvy veterans.