McDaniel wins Kuhn Invitational

Paul Kovalcheck © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Kovalcheck fires career-low 142 to finish second

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) carded matching rounds of one-under par 71 to finish second and lead McDaniel to a victory at the Guy W. Kuhn Invitational hosted by Allegheny in men's golf action on Sunday and Monday.

The Green Terror was one shot off the lead with a 296 in third place after Sunday's round before posting a 298 on Monday to finish tied with Carnegie Mellon for with a 594. McDaniel was awarded the team title on the fifth-man score from the second round.

Kovalcheck finished with a career-low 36-hole score of 142 to finish one shot behind the Tartans' Ian Bangor, who fired a 70 on Monday to break the first-round deadlock with Kovalcheck.

Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) finished tied for fifth overall with a score of 146, following up his first-round score of 74 with a 72 on Monday.

Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) tied for 11th place overall with a two-day total of 150. He carded a round of even-par 72 on the 6,688-yard Meadville Country Club on Sunday before posting a 78 in round two.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished with two rounds in the 70s, carding a 79 on Sunday and 77 on Monday to finish with a 156.

Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) posted matching rounds of 80 to finish with a 160. His 80 on Monday was two strokes better than CMU's fifth man to give his team the title.

Kyle Chittim (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck), playing as an individual, registered a two-round score of 156 in his first collegiate action. He recorded a 76 on Sunday and an 81 on Monday.

McDaniel returns to action at the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational hosted by Penn on Monday.

Team Scores: 1. McDaniel 594 (296-298)*, 2. Carnegie Mellon 594 (295-299), 3. Rochester 597 (303-294), 4. Allegheny 600 (295-305), 5. Allegheny "B" 601 (303-298), 6. Point Park 604 (299-305), 7. Washington & Jefferson 615 (301-314), 8. Muhlenberg 616 (310-306), 9. Wooster 618 (313-305), 10. Roberts Wesleyan 633 (313-320), 11. California (Pa.) 635 (315-320), 12. Westminster (Pa.) 643 (329-314), 13. Penn State-Behrend 644 (322-322), 14. Thiel 665 (339-326), 15. Mercyhurst 678 (335-343), 16. Westminster (Pa.) "B" 696 (354-342)

McDaniel Results: 2. Paul Kovalcheck 142 (71-71), 5T. Greg Bowman 146 (74-72), 11T. Logan Connaughton 150 (72-78), 34T. KJ Mazurek 156 (79-77), 50T. Bryan Johnson 160 (80-80).

McDaniel Individuals: 39T. Kyle Chittim 157 (76-81).

* McDaniel awarded first place on fifth-man score from round two.

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