McDaniel finishes eighth at Rehoboth

Greg Bowman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Greg Bowman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror cards 316 in rain-shortened event

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) fired a 75 to finish 16th and lead McDaniel to a tie for eighth place at the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational hosted by Penn in men's golf action on Monday.

The Green Terror combined to shoot a round of 316 in the rain, which forced the cancellation of Monday's second round and shortened the event from a planned 36 holes to the 18 that were contested.

Maryland won the primarily Division I tournament with a score of 281 while the host Quakers (295) and Iona (299) were the only other teams to break 300 at Kings Creek Country Club.

McDaniel's round of 316 was the second-best among the four Division III teams. St. John Fisher carded a 304 to tie for fifth. Wesley was 10th (320) and Centennial Conference-foe Franklin & Marshall finished 12th (324) in the 13-team field.

Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) and Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) both carded rounds of 80 to finish tied for 49th.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished one shot behind the duo in 54th place while Kyle Chittim (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) rounded out the team competitors with an 84.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) posted a round of 77 to place 31st, playing as an individual. Drew Bell (Roswell, Ga./Pope) also competed as an individual, turning in a round of 86.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by California (Pa.) on Sunday and Monday.

Team Scores: 1. Maryland 281, 2. Penn 295, 3. Iona 299, 4. Mt. St. Mary's 301, 5T. Monmouth 304, 5T. St. John Fisher 304, 5T. St. Peter's 304, 8T. Manhattan 316, 8T. McDaniel 316, 10. Wesley 320, 11. La Salle 321, 12. Franklin & Marshall 324, 13. St. Francis (N.Y.) 339.

McDaniel Results: 16T. Paul Kovalcheck 75, 49T. Greg Bowman 80, 49T. Logan Connaughton 80, 54T. KJ Mazurek 81, 60T. Kyle Chittim 84.

McDaniel Individuals: 31T. Chris Merrill 77, 65T. Drew Bell 86.