Sunday, April 28, 2013
After two days of consistent play at the 2013 HCAC Championship, the College of Mount St. Joseph has a hold on third place, heading into next weekend's final two rounds of play, hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in Terre Haute, IN.
The Mount shot 306-307--613 this weekend as host of the first two rounds at Aston Oaks Golf Course in North Bend, OH. They are currently behind Transylvania University (597) and Hanover College (600). Franklin College (641), Rose-Hulman (654), Manchester University (675), Anderson University (696), and Defiance College (705) round out the team standings. The Mount finished second last season at the tournament, which was won by Transylvania for the sixth straight season.
Matt Stiens (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle) leads the Lions individually with a 78-70--148, good for fourth place among all golfers, while teammate Danny Gravett (Cincinnati, OH/SCPA) is just behind in a fifth place tie with a 72-78--150. Tom Witterstaetter (Cincinnati, OH/Oak Hills) is tied for 14th place, 157, while teammates Tyler Overberg (West Chester, OH/Lakota East), 158, and Conor McGarry (Lexington, KY/Lexington Catholic), 173; are tied for 16th and tied for 27th place, respectively.
Transy's Stephen Montgomery (par, 144) and Hanover's Marcus El (145) are the top two golfers after two rounds. The top eight finishers after the four rounds are complete will earn All-HCAC honors. The top freshman finisher will receive the Freshman of the Year award.