October 14, 2008

McDaniel finishes 14th at Shark Invitational

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) shot a two-round total of 153 to lead McDaniel to a 14th-place finish at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational in men’s golf action on Monday and Tuesday.

            Competing as the only Division III team in a primarily Division I and II tournament, the Green Terror combined to post a 631 in a rain-shortened event. The field was scheduled to play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday but due to severe weather throughout the day on Monday only 18 holes were completed around multiple delays, forcing the decision to shorten the tournament from 54 to 36 holes. The teams, not without more delays Tuesday morning due to the weather, were able to complete the 18 scheduled holes on Tuesday.
            McDaniel followed its opening-round 322 with a second-round showing of 309.
            Barry won the 15-team tournament with a combined score of 577, firing a tournament-low round of 281 on the first day.
            Kovalcheck shot a round of 78 on Monday before carding a 75 on Tuesday.
            KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) also posted a 75 in the second round after turning in an 84 in the first round to finish with a two-day total of 159.
            Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) matched Mazurek’s 159, carding a 78 on Monday and an 81 on Tuesday.
            Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) posted a 160 (82-78) while Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) shot a 178 (93-85).
            McDaniel concludes the fall season at its own invitational on Sunday and Monday at Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead. Tee time on Sunday is 12 p.m.
 
Team Scores: 1. Barry 577 (281-296), 2. Nova Southeastern 591 (290-301), 3. Indianapolis 593 (295-298), 4. Lynn 597 (302-295), 5. Embry-Riddle 599 (305-294), 6. Florida Atlantic 600 (300-300), 7. Flagler 602 (302-300), 8T. Valdosta State 608 (304-304), 8T. Florida Institute of Technology 608 (304-304), 10. Rutgers 612 (307-205), 11. Eckerd 618 (307-311), 12. Navy 624 (314-310), 13. Post 625 (323-302), 14. McDaniel 631 (322-309), 15. Northwood 636 (319-317).
 
McDaniel Results: 31T. Paul Kovalcheck 153 (78-75), 54T. KJ Mazurek 159 (84-75), 54T. Greg Bowman 159 (78-81), 57T. Alex Campbell 160 (82-78), 74. Chris Merrill 178 (93-85).
 
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