McDaniel finishes eighth at own invitational

HAMPSTEAD, Md. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) shot a two-round total of 156 to lead McDaniel to a eighth-place finish at the McDaniel Fall Invitational in men’s golf action on Sunday and Monday at Piney Branch Golf Club.

            The Green Terror combined to card a two-round score of 644, finishing with a 321 on Sunday and a 323 on Monday. Washington and Lee won the 10-team invitational with a total of 615 (306-309).
            Kovalcheck fired a round of 77 in the first round before carding a round of 79 in round two to finish tied for 12th place overall. Robert Womlbe (Washington and Lee) won the tournament with an even-par 142, firing matching rounds of 71.
            Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) and Jeff Smith (Elkridge, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) carded matching two-day scores of 163, inverting their rounds. Smith fired a 78 on Sunday before posting an 85 on Monday. Campbell followed up his first-round 85 with a 78 in the second round.
            KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) posted a 166 (85-81) while Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) shot a 172 (81-91).
            Taylor Massie (Southington, Conn./St. Paul Catholic), Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) and Conor O’Maille (Frederick, Md./Gonzaga) all competed as individuals. Massie posted a 171 (86-85) while Merrill shot a 174 behind matching rounds of 87. O’Maille carded a 194 (94-100).
            McDaniel opens the spring season with its own invitational at the Bridges Golf Club on Mar. 28-29.
 
Team Scores: 1. Washington and Lee 615 (306-309), 2. SUNY Delhi 619 (306-313), 3. Franklin & Marshall 624 (311-313), 4. George Washington “B” 625 (308-317), 5. Penn State Altoona 639 (312-327), 6. Rochester 643 (325-318), 7. St. John Fisher 643 (320-323), 8. McDaniel 644 (321-323), 9. Elmira 671 (344-327), 10. Marymount 674 (343-331).
 
McDaniel Results: 12T. Paul Kovalcheck 156 (77-79), 27T. Alex Campbell 163 (85-78), 267T> Jeff Smith 163 (78-85), 35. KJ Mazurek 166 (85-81), 45T. Greg Bowman 172 (81-91).
 
McDaniel Individuals: 43T. Taylor Massie 171 (86-85), 47T. Chris Merrill 174 (87-87), 52. Conor O’Maille 194 (94-100).
 
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