McDaniel finishes fifth at Vulcan Invite

Mazurek shoots one-over to finish tied for second

BELLE VERNON, Pa. - K.J. Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) shot a career-low 36-hole score of 144 to lead McDaniel to a fifth-place finish at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by California (Pa.) in men's golf action on Sunday and Monday.

Competing against some of the top Division II and III teams in the region, the Green Terror carded a two-round total of 615 over the two courses of Cedarbrook Golf Course. The squad recorded a season-low 299 at the shorter, par 71 Red Course on Sunday before finishing with a 316 on the longer, par 72 Gold Course on Monday.

Division II Indiana (Pa.) registered a 581, including a 283 in the opening round, to win the 13-team tournament by 19 stokes. McDaniel was the second of four Division III teams in the field, finishing behind Washington & Jefferson (610) but ahead of Allegheny (616) and Carnegie Mellon (619).

Mazurek shot even-par in Sunday's round to finish round one in tie for sixth place before firing a one-over 73 on Monday to vault to second place.

Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) shot one-under 70 in the opening round before carding a 77 on Monday to finish with a 147 and in a tie for eighth place.

Alex Campbell (Howell, N.J./Wall) and Jeff Smith (Elkridge, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) each carded a 79 in the opening round. Campbell ended the two-day tournament with a 161 while Smith finished with a 165.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) registered a 176 for the two rounds.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational on Oct. 13. Tee time is 1 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Indiana (Pa.) 581 (283-298), 2. California (Pa.) 600 (297-303), 3. Clarion 604 (294-310), 4. Washington & Jefferson 610 (301-309), 5. McDaniel 615 (299-316), 6T. Allegheny 616 (298-318), 6T. Lake Erie 616 (300-316), 8. West Chester 618 (299-319), 9. Carnegie Mellon 619 (304-315), 10. Shepherd 620 (305-315), 11. Millersville 621 (304-317), 12. Gannon 627 (308-319), 13. Mercyhurst 640 (311-329).

McDaniel Results: 2T. KJ Mazurek 144 (71-73), 8T. Paul Kovalcheck 147 (70-77), 53T. Alex Campbell 161 (79-82), 62T. Jeff Smith 165 (79-86), 72T. Chris Merrill 176 (92-84).

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