Filler fires 74

Mike Filler (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mike Filler (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Mike Filler (Baltimore, Md./Open Bible Christian Academy) posted a round of 74 to lead to McDaniel to a third-place finish at the Elizabethtown Spring Blue Jay Classic in men's golf action on Thursday.

As a team, the Green Terror fired a round of 303 – its lowest round of the spring – on the 6,299-yard, par-71 Hershey Country Club East Course to finish 14 strokes behind tournament champion, Messiah. The Falcons carded a round of 289 while Franklin & Marshall was second with a round of 296 to lead a field that saw the top nine teams all fire 320 or better.

Filler finished tied for fifth with his three-over par round.

Alex Kane (Danvers, Mass./Masconomet Regional) and Brian Norwitz (Germantown, Md./Northwest) each carded rounds of 76 to finish tied for 15th in the field of 105 golfers.

Steven Tanen (Laurel Hallow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) finished tied for 19th with a score of 77.

Cody Mewhirter (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) rounded out the McDaniel competitors with a round of 81 to finish tied for 44th.

The Green Terror returns to the same course for the Hershey Cup on Sunday and Monday. Tee time is 8 a.m. both days.

Team Scores: 1. Messiah 289, 2. Franklin & Marshall 296, 3. McDaniel 303, 4. York (Pa.) 308, 5T. Dickinson 310, 5T. Stevenson 310, 7. Albright 318, 8T. DeSales 320, 8T. Immaculata 320, 10T. Alvernia 321, 10T. Gettysburg 321, 10T. Susquehanna 321, 13. Moravian 325, 14. FDU-Florham 330, 15. Lebanon Valley 334, 16. Elizabethtown 339, 17. Stevenson "B" 341, 18. Delaware Valley 345, 19. Lycoming 39, 20. Widener 364.

McDaniel Results: 5T. Mike Filler 74, 15T. Alex Kane 76, 15T. Brian Norwitz 76, 19T. Steven Tanen 77, 44T. Cody Mewhirter 81.