HERSHEY, Penn. - Following a second straight round of 290, the No. 2 ranked Huntingdon men’s golf team enter the final round within five stokes of a National Championship at the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships, being played on the par 72, 6,984 yard Hershey Links Golf Course.
The Hawks, who trail No. 1 Methodist by the five shots, sport a three-day total of 889, and hold a six shot advantage over Guilford, who is third. Defending champion Oglethorpe is fourth with a total of 897, while St. John’s (Minn.) rounds out the top five at 900.
Junior J.P. Kircher paced the Hawks in round three, posting a one-under par round of 71 to climb into a tie for 27th place in the field.
Fellow junior Chase Blaich continued his strong play with an even-par 72 and is tied for seventh, nine strokes behind individual leader, Tain Lee of Claremont Mudd Scipps.
Sophomore Mack Duke fired a one-over par round of 73 on day three and is tied for 19th, while senior Jay Unis posted a two-over par 74 and moved into a tie for 48th place.
Senior Cody Causey rounded out the scoring with an 80 on Thursday and stands in a tie for 62nd place.
The final round of the tournament will be play on Friday, with the Hawks teeing off at 1 p.m. EDT. Daily live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.