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Greg Bowman © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Greg Bowman © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Bowman, McDaniel finish second at Glenmaura on tiebreakers

MOOSIC, Pa. – Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) finished second after a match of cards to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational in men's golf action on Sunday and Monday.

The Green Terror improved four shots from its first-round score of 306 to fire a round of 302 on Monday and force a sudden-victory playoff with Scranton, who shot a round of 305 on Sunday and 303 on Monday.

Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) sank a four-foot birdie putt on the 36th hole to finish his second-round score of 76 and give his team a 36-hole total of 608, matching the Royals.

The four lowest players from each team teed off on No. 18. Scranton combined to shoot a three-under par 13 on the par-4 hole behind three birdies and a par. McDaniel's foursome carded three pars and a birdie with finish with a one-under par 15, giving the individual title to the host Royals.

Bowman opened his weekend with an even-par 71 on Sunday before carding a round of 76 on Monday, finishing with a score of 147. Elizabethtown's Geoffrey Quinque also carded a 147, inverting Bowman's score by following up his first-round 76 with a second-round 71. Quinque was awarded the individual honor based on the better final-round score.

Kovalcheck finished in sixth place with a two-day total of 151, adding a 75 on Sunday to his Monday 76.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished tied for 25th with a 36-hole total of 158, carding a 77 on Sunday and 81 on Monday.

Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished with a score of 162 (83-79) to finish tied for 31st.

Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional), who was fighting illness on Sunday, tied for 34th overall, battling back with an even-par 71 on Monday to finish with a two-day score of 164.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational on Tuesday. Tee time is 12:30 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Scranton 608 (305-303)*, 2. McDaniel 608 (306-302), 3T. Elizabethtown 620 (315-305), 3T. Susquehanna 620 (308-312), 5. Franklin & Marshall 625 (312-313), 6. Moravian 630 (313-317), 7T. Swarthmore 634 (319-315), 7T. York (Pa.) 634 (318-316), 9. Muhlenberg 636 (303-333), 10. Gettysburg 651 (333-318), 11. King's 685 (351-334).

McDaniel Results: 2. Greg Bowman 147 (71-76)^, 6. Paul Kovalcheck 151 (75-76), 25T. KJ Mazurek 158 (77-81), 31T. Bryan Johnson 162 (83-79), 34T. Logan Connaughton 164 (93-71).

* Scranton won team title by sudden-victory playoff. Royals' low four players won in one hole (No. 18), 13-15.

^ Bowman finished tied for 1st, finished second based on second-round score.