Merrill goes low in afternoon round to key 612
MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) shot a career-low round of 72 in the second round to finish with a two-round total of 153 in McDaniel's third-place finish at the Wilmington Fall Classic in men's golf action on Sunday.
As a team, the Green Terror finished third in the nine-team field with a two-round total of 612 that included a 302 in the afternoon round.
McDaniel finished one stroke behind Wesley - the only other Division III team in the field. Wilmington won the one-day, 36-hole tournament with a combined score of 594 (292-302).
Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, N.J./Truman) led the squad with a two-round total of 152, finishing tied for 10th overall. He paced the squad in the morning round with a 75 before carding a 77 in round two.
Merrill followed up his first-round 81 with a one-over par 72 in the afternoon for an 12th-place showing.
KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) and Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) each carded two-round totals of 154 to finish tied for 14th. Mazurek shot a 75 in the second round after his 79 in the morning round while Bowman followed up his opening round 76 with a 78 in the afternoon.
Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) posted a two-round total of 159 (80-79).
Playing as an individual, freshman Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) carded a 167 (82-85) in his first collegiate action.
The Green Terror returns to action at the Tom Kinder Memorial Invitational hosted by Bridgewater on Saturday and Sunday.
Team Scores: 1. Wilmington 594 (292-302), 2. Wesley 611 (302-309), 3. McDaniel 612 (310-302), 4. Goldey-Beacom 620 (315-305), 5. Nyack 649 (327-322), 6. Dominican (N.Y.) 660 (334-326), 7. Felician 664 (335-329), 8. Philadelphia 674 (339-335), 9. Univ. of the Sciences 694 (345-349).
McDaniel Results: 10T. Paul Kovalcheck 152 (75-77), 12T. Chris Merrill 153 (81-72), 14T. KJ Mazurek 154 (79-75), 14T. Greg Bowman 154 (76-78), 25. Alex Campbell 159 (80-79).
McDaniel Individual: 39. Bryan Johnson 167 (82-85).