McDaniel finishes third at Mid-Atlantics

Greg Bowman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Greg Bowman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Bowman goes low on Sunday to lead Green Terror

HERSHEY, Pa. – Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) fired a two-day score of 151 that included a career-low 73 in the first round to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Championship at Hershey Country Club in men’s golf action on Sunday and Monday.

Competing in a field comprised of 15 of the top teams in the region, the Green Terror slept on a six-shot lead after firing a 301 in Sunday’s first round. On Monday, however, Wesley matched its 307 from Sunday to vault McDaniel, which carded a 314, by a stroke with its 614. Susquehanna fired a 306 to finish tied with the Green Terror at 615 but was awarded second place on the tiebreaker of five-player score from the final round.

Bowman and Jeff Smith (Elkridge, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) shared the first-round lead with Nazareth’s Dylan Bedy with rounds of two-over par 73. Bowman shot a second-round 78 to finish with a 151 and tied for third while Smith carded an 83 on Monday to finish with a 156. Bowman finished five strokes behind Washington & Jefferson’s Brad Cieslinski, who carded an even-par 71 on Monday to vault from two strokes off the lead to the medalist position. Bedy was second with a 149.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished tied with Smith in the overall standings, firing a 77 on Monday after carding a 79 on Sunday.

Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) finished one stroke behind the duo with a 157, posting a 76 on Sunday and an 81 on Monday.

Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hill, Pa./Truman) rounded out the McDaniel competitors with a 161 (84-77).

McDaniel returns to action at the Edward Jones Shootout hosted by Carnegie Mellon on Saturday and Sunday. Action begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Team Scores: 1. Wesley 614 (307-307), 2. Susquehanna 615 (309-306)*, 3. McDaniel 615 (301-314)*, 4. Washington & Jefferson 620 (309-311), 5T. Allegheny 628 (317-311), 5T. Manhattanville 628 (325-303), 7. St. John Fisher 630 (314-316), 8T. Rochester 632 (313-319), 8T. Carnegie Mellon 632 (316-316), 10. Muhlenberg 641 (316-325), 11. Franklin & Marshall 642 (323-319), 12T. Rutgers-Camden 650 (324-326), 12T. Neumann 650 (330-320), 14. Dickinson 653 (328-325), 15. Nazareth 671 (337-334).

McDaniel Results: 3T. Greg Bowman 151 (73-78), 20T. KJ Mazurek 156 (79-77), 20T. Jeff Smith 156 (73-83), 25T. Alex Campbell 157 (76-81), 43T. Paul Kovalcheck 161 (84-77).

* Tie broken on five-player score from Monday.