Mewhirter finishes ninth

Cody Mewhirter  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Cody Mewhirter 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Cody Mewhirter (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished tied for ninth after carding a round of 82 to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational in men's golf action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with a round of 335, tying with Gettysburg's B-Team and York (Pa.) for second place overall. Messiah won the 14-team tournament by five strokes with a 330. York's Kevin Long was the individual medalist with a round of 78.

In a six-hour round at the Bridges Golf Club, Tim LaSarso Jr. (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) and individual player Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) joined Mewhirter in the top 15. The duo finished tied for 12th with a round of 83.

Alex Matos (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) finished tied for 21st overall with a round of 84.

Steven Tanen (Laurel Hallow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) carded a round of 86 to finish tied for 30th while James Lillie (Garret Park, Md./Walter Johnson) was tied for 48th after posting a score of 90.

McDaniel returns to action at its own spring invitational at The Bridges Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. The tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Team Scores: 1. Messiah 330, 2T. Gettysburg "B" 335, 2T. McDaniel 335, 2T. York (Pa.) 335, 5T. Dickinson 336, 5T. Gettysburg 336, 7. Susquehanna 342, 8. Marymount 344, 9T. Keystone 345, 9T. Muhlenberg 345, 11. DeSales 350, 12. Lebanon Valley 362, 13. Eastern 381, 14. Widener 393.

McDaniel Results: 9T. Cody Mewhirter 82, 12T. Tim Larso, Jr. 83, 21T. Alex Matos 84, 30T. Steven Tanen 86, 48T. James Lillie 90.

McDaniel Individual: 12T. Logan Connaughton 83.