Men's golf brings home hardware
A McDaniel golfer fired the low round each day. A McDaniel golfer held the individual lead after 18 holes. After 36 holes. And, most importantly, after 54 holes. That work translated into the program's seventh Centennial Conference (CC) championship.
McDaniel turned in a round of 301 in ideal scoring conditions during Friday's first round at Blue Ridge Country Club to match the conference record for low team score.
The Green Terror followed that up with a round of 303 on Saturday to post a score of 604 through 36 holes – the lowest such total in championship history.
When conditions deteriorated some on Sunday, McDaniel used an 11-stroke lead to its advantage, holding on with a score of 314 to post a three-round score of 918 – one shy of its 2008 tournament record. The Green Terror defeated second-place Franklin & Marshall by a total of nine shots to earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championship. The 72-hole national championship will be at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., on May 14-17.
Read the complete recap of the weekend here.
Men's golf and James Lillie weren't the only ones with impressive weekends. In the midst of championship season, we give honorable mention nods to Morgan Koopman on a fabulous career, Zach Jones on the strikeout record and softball and women's lacrosse on clinching tournament berths.