Athletic News

May 12, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Sits in 8th Place after Three Rounds of the NCAA Division III Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Huntingdon College's men's golf team finished the third round of the NCAA Division III Championship with a 14-over par, 302, in 8th place with overcast conditions at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center's East Course.

After three rounds of competition, the Hawks sit 16-strokes, 893, behind the current leader, Greensboro College, heading into the final round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Friday.

Cates Culpepper, Great South Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, paced the Hawks on Thursday carding a one-over par, 73, finishing the day tied for 16th place with a 221. Newcomer Rodes Bowers another GSAC All-Freshman recipient trailed Culpepper by one-stroke with a two-over par, 74, during the third round. Bowers currently sits tied for 29th place with a tournament total of 223.

Seniors Chase Blaich and J.P. Kircher enter the final round of the championship tied for 38th and 41st place, respectively. Blaich carded a five-over par, 77, with a three day total of 225 while Kircher shot a six-over par, 78, on Thursday bringing his total to 227. Freshman Jamey Lester completed the Hawks' scoring after recording a ten-over par, 82, during the third round tied for 51stplace with a 230.

No. 4 Greensboro finished the third round with a nine-over par, 297, leading the 15-team field with an 877. No. 3 Methodist University carded Thursday's round-low of seven-over par, 295, trailing The Pride by three-strokes, 880. No. 17 Texas Lutheran University and No. 5 Illinois Wesleyan University each shot a ten-over par, 298, during the third round with Texas Lutheran, 882, ahead of Illinois Wesleyan, 883, by one-stroke in the tournament. No. 2 Saint John's University fell down to 4th place after shooting 18-over par, 306, on Thursday tying Illinois Wesleyan.

The Hawks will tee off at 9:10 a.m. Eastern on the 10th hole of the Grandover Resort and Conference Center's East Course. Complete Tee Times

NCAA Division III Championship - Team Leader Board:

Fin. School R1 R2 R3 Total

1 Greensboro 291 289 297 877

2 Methodist University 299 286 295 880

3 Texas Lutheran Univ. 292 292 298 882

T4 Illinois Wesleyan 294 291 298 883

T4 St. John's (MN) 286 291 306 883

6 Emory 289 297 299 885

7 Guilford College 295 298 299 892

8 Huntingdon 294 297 302 893

T16 Cates Culpepper 73 75 73 221

T29 Rodes Bowers 75 74 74 223

T38 Chase Blaich 75 73 77 225

T41 J.P. Kircher 74 75 78 227

T51 Jamey Lester 72 76 82 230

T9 Christopher Newport 304 294 298 896

T9 Centre College 296 301 299 896

T9 Redlands 298 301 297 896

12 Oglethorpe 286 304 314 904

13 Millikin University 297 303 314 914

14 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 299 300 318 917

15 La Verne, Univ. of 298 302 320 920

For more coverage of the NCAA Division III Championship, visit http://www.ncaa.com/sports/golf-men/d3

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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