McDaniel finishes ninth among D1s

Green Terror card 302 in morning round

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - K.J. Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) shot a two-day total of 149 to lead McDaniel to a ninth-place finish at the Rehoboth Beach Fall Inivitional hosted by Penn in men's golf action on Monday.

Playing against a field of mostly Division I teams, the Green Terror fired a round of 302 in the morning and was just two shots off the lead before carding a 327 in an afternoon round played in windier conditions at Kings Creek Country Club.

Navy won the 12-team tournament behind a tournament-low 286 in the afternoon half of the one-day, 36-hole tournament. The Midshipmen finished with a 587 - two shots better than the host Quakers.

Mazurek finished as part of three-way tie for 13th place overall, tying his career-low round with a 74 in the morning before shooting a team-best 75 in the afternoon.

Jeff Smith (Elkridge, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) fired a career-low 68 in the morning, matching the low round shot by any current Green Terror golfer. It was also the low round of the tournament. Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman), who shot matching round of 80 on Monday, has the only other sub-70 round by an active golfer, firing his 68 last fall at the Vulcan Invitational. Smith finished in a tie for 21st overall with a 152.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) finished with a 169 (80-89) while Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) carded a 172 (84-88). 

Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) shot matching rounds of 77 as an individual for a 154. Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished with a 187.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by California (Pa.) on Sunday and Monday.

Team Scores: 1. Navy 587 (301-286), 2. Penn 389 (300-289), 3. Wesley 595 (300-295), 4. St. Francis (Pa.) 604 (306-298), 5. Mt. St. Mary's 605 (301-302), 6. Monmouth 606 (304-302), 7. Duquesne 618 (311-307), 8. Fairleigh Dickinson 622 (317-305), 9. McDaniel 629 (302-327), 10. LaSalle 653 (332-321), 11. Hofstra 668 (344-324), 12. St. Francis (N.Y.) 683 (340-343).

McDaniel Results: 13T. KJ Mazurek 149 (74-75), 21T. Jeff Smith 152 (68-84), 45T. Paul Kovalcheck 160 (80-80), 62T. Chris Merrill 169 (80-89), 66. Greg Bowman 172 (84-88).

McDaniel Individuals: 30T. Alex Cambell 154 (77-77), 75. Bryan Johnson 187 (99-88).

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