Athletic News

May 11, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Advance to Third Round of the NCAA Division III Championship after Day Two 297

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Huntingdon College’s seventh-ranked men’s golf team completed the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship in 8th place with a nine-over par, 297. The Hawks will enter the third round of the tournament 14-strokes, 591, behind current leader Saint John’s University.

Huntingdon’s men’s golf team combined for 10-birdies in the second round of the championship with senior Chase Blaich leading the group with three. The Hawks will look to cut down on carding bogeys following 19 in the second round including two double-bogeys. 

No. 2 Saint John’s, 577, sits in first place after two rounds of action followed by No. 4 Greensboro College with a total of 580. No. 17 Texas Lutheran University finished day two with a 584, while No. 3 Methodist University and No. 5 Illinois Wesleyan University each trailed Texas Lutheran by one-stroke with a 585.

Blaich paced the Hawks with a second round one-over par, 73, registering a two day total of 148 tied for 37th place. Also tied for 37th, freshmen Cates Culpepper and Jamey Lester each tallied two day scores of 148 while carding three-over par, 75, and four-over, 76, in the second round, respectively.

Senior J.P. Kircher and freshman Rodes Bowers each are tied for 47th place following two day totals of 149. Bowers posted a two-over par, 74, while Kircher shot a three-over par, 75, on Wednesday.

The Hawks are scheduled to tee off at 9:40 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 12, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center’s East Course. The 40-team field was cut to 15 following the second round on Wednesday. Complete Tee Times 

NCAA Division III Championship – Day Two Top-10 Results  

Fin. School R1 R2 Total  

1 St. John's (MN) 286 291 577

2 Greensboro 291 289 580

3 Texas Lutheran Univ. 292 292 584

T4 Illinois Wesleyan 294 291 585

T4 Methodist University 299 286 585

6 Emory 289 297 586

7 Oglethorpe 286 304 590

8 Huntingdon 294 297 591  

T37 Chase Blaich 75 73 148  

T37 Jamey Lester 72 76 148  

T37 Cates Culpepper 73 75 148  

T47 J.P. Kircher 74 75 149  

T47 Rodes Bowers 75 74 149  

9 Guilford College 295 298 593

10 Centre College 296 301 597

Complete Results 

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