Bowman leads McDaniel at Mid-Atlantics

Bowman leads McDaniel at Mid-Atlantics
Greg Bowman © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror posts fourth-place showing

HERSHEY, Pa. – Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) carded matching rounds of 77 to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place showing at the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational at Hershey Country Club in men's golf action on Sunday and Monday.

As a team, the Green Terror posted a round of 319 on Sunday to sit in second place, four shots behind Rochester before firing a 321 in the second round to finish fourth overall with a combined score of 640.

Rochester won the team title with a total of 627, carding a 312 on Monday to go with its 315 on Sunday.

Allegheny (630) and St. John Fisher (631) posted the lowest scores in the second round to vault to second and third, respectively. The Cardinals carded a 300 while the Gators posted a 303.

Bowman's 36-hole total of 154 was good enough to finish as a part of a four-way tie for third place, registering his second all-region nod after sharing the first-round lead.

St. John Fisher's Tyler McArdell won the individual crown, bouncing back from a round of 79 on Sunday to card an even-par 71 on Monday for a 36-hole total of 150.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished 12th with a two-day total of 159, posting a 79 on Sunday and an 80 on Monday.

Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hill, Pa./Truman) finished one shot behind his teammate in 16th place with a 160. On Sunday, he was tied for sixth with a round of 78 before carding an 82 in temperatures that were nearly 20 degrees warmer on Monday.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) posted a round of 85 on Sunday before being the only McDaniel golfer to improve in the second round with a score of 82 to finish with a 167.

Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) registered a two-round score of 171 (85-86).

Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) notched a score of 163 (81-82), playing as an individual.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational on Sunday and Monday.

Team Scores: 1. Rochester 627 (315-212), 2. Allegheny 630 (327-303), 3. St. John Fisher 631 (331-300), 4. McDaniel 640 (319-321), 5T. Carnegie Mellon 642 (320-322), 5T. Washington & Jefferson 642 (330-312), 7. Manhattanville 644 (326-318), 8. Franklin & Marshall 645 (326-319), 9. Wesley 664 (334-330), 10. Muhlenberg 667 (341-326), 11. Dickinson 668 (335-333), 12. Susquehanna 669 (340-329), 13. Elmira 670 (343-327), 14. Gettysburg 679 (349-330), 15. Nazareth 700 (355-345).

McDaniel Results: 3T. Greg Bowman 154 (77-77), 12T. KJ Mazurek 159 (79-80), 16T. Paul Kovalcheck 160 (78-82), 46T. Chris Merrill 167 (85-82), 57T. Logan Connaughton 171 (85-86).

McDaniel Individual: 29T. Bryan Johnson 163 (81-82).