September 12, 2010

McDaniel opens season at Navy

Kovalcheck leads Green Terror to 16th-place showing at D1 tournament

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) carded matching rounds of 77 to lead McDaniel to a 16th-place finish at the Navy Fall Classic in men's golf action on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror combined to shoot a two-round total of 634, posting a 311 on Saturday and a 323 on Sunday. Delaware won the 16-team tournament with a score of 569 (274-295).

After ideal conditions on Saturday, the field faced rainy and much cooler conditions for Sunday's second round – a round in which team scores averaged nearly eight strokes higher.

Kovalcheck's total of 154 was part of a six-way tie for 49th place overall in the 89-man field.

Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) finished two strokes behind Kovalcheck, tied for 57th after firing a 77 in the second round to follow up his opening-round score of 79.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) posted a 160 (75-85) to finish tied for 74th.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) and Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) tied for 86th with scores of 167. Merrill followed up a first-round score of 80 by carding an 87 on Sunday. Connaughton posted an 83 in the first round and an 84 on Sunday.

Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished 83rd as an individual with a score of 166 (81-85).

McDaniel returns to action at the Kuhn Invitational hosted by Allegheny on Sunday and Monday.

Team Scores: 1. Delaware 569 (274-295), 2. Towson 577 (282-295), 3. Georgetown 581 (285-296), 4. Navy Gold 589 (291-298), 5T. Villanova 591 (291-300), 5T. Siena 591 (290-301), 7. Navy 593 (298-295), 8. St. Joseph's 597 (301-296), 9. Rollins 599 (299-300), 10. George Washington 602 (296-306), 11. Penn 603 (300-303), 12. Brown 613 (306-307), 13. Drexel 619 (307-312), 14. Navy White 626 (300-326), 15. LaSalle 632 (314-318), 16. McDaniel 634 (311-323).

McDaniel Results: 49T. Paul Kovalcheck 154 (77-77), 57T. Greg Bowman 156 (79-77), 74T. KJ Mazurek 160 (75-85), 86T. Chris Merrill 167 (80-87), 86T. Logan Connaughton 167 (83-84).

McDaniel Individuals: 83T. Bryan Johnson 166 (81-85).

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