Athletic News

May 10, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon’s Men’s Golf Tied for 6th Place after Day One of the NCAA Division III National Championship

GREENSBORO, N. C. --- Huntingdon College’s seventh-ranked men’s golf team carded a six-over par, 294, in the first round of the NCAA Division III National Championship at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon.

Huntingdon finished two-strokes outside of the top-5 on the leader board in the opening round of the championship. Oglethorpe University and St. John’s University each fired an opening round two-under par, 286, tied for the top spot. Emory University finished in 3rd place, 289, one-over par. Greensboro College and Texas Lutheran University rounded out the top-5 scoring with 291 and 292 team totals, respectively.

Freshman Jamey Lester paced the seventh-ranked Hawks in the opening round with an even-par, 72, finishing tied for 29th place at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center’s West Course on Tuesday afternoon. Newcomer Cates Culpepper trailed Lester by one-stroke carding a one-over par, 73, tied for 46th place.

Senior J.P. Kircher shot a first round two-over par, 74, finishing tied for 71st place.  Senior Chase Blaich and freshman Rodes Bowers completed Huntingdon’s scoring each tied for 94th with three-over par, 75.

The Hawks will try to move up the leader board tomorrow, May 11, beginning at 11:10 a.m. Eastern on the Grandover Resort and Conference Center’s East Course. Complete Round Two Pairings

NCAA Division III Men’s Championship

Round One Top-10 Results

T1 Oglethorpe Univ.       286

T1 St. John's Univ.(MN) 286

3 Emory University          289

4 Greensboro College    291

5 Texas Lutheran Univ.  292

T6 Huntingdon College   294

T29 Jamey Lester 72

T46 Cates Culpepper 73

T71 J.P. Kircher 74

T94 Chase Blaich 75

T94 Rodes Bowers 75

T6 Illinois Wesleyan          294

8 Guilford College            295

9 Centre College               296

10 Millikin University       297

Complete Round One Results

For more information on the 2011 NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships, visit


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