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Paul Kovalcheck © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paul Kovalcheck © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel finishes second at Kravetz after rain washes Day Two

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Paul Kovalcheck (Fairless Hills, Pa./Truman) finished second with a round of 77 to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at the Fred B. Kravetz Invitational in men's golf action on Friday.

After the first round on Irondequoit Country Club, the Green Terror carded a round of 327 – five strokes behind host Rochester. After battling high winds and lightning-fast greens on Friday, the six-team field, which included three teams ranked in the latest Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches' Poll, was set to move to Oak Hill on for the second half of the prestigious 36-hole tournament but Saturday's round was cancelled due to rain in the area.

With that, the final tournament standings were set with the final first-round scores, giving the team title to Rochester. No. 5 Huntingdon's Chase Blaich edged Kovalcheck by one stroke in round one for the individual crown.

Only three other individual broke 80 for the opening 18. McDaniel's Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) finished tied for sixth overall with a round of 81.

Chris Merrill (Kingsville, Md./Fallston) finished tied for 11th overall, carding an 82.

KJ Mazurek (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) posted a score of 87 to finish tied for 23rd while Bryan Johnson (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) turned in a round of 92 to place 30th.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Ursinus Invitational on Tuesday.

Team Scores: 1. Rochester 322, 2. McDaniel 327, 3. Huntingdon 330, 4. Allegheny 332, 5. Skidmore 338, 6. Franklin & Marshall 345.

McDaniel Results: 2. Paul Kovalcheck 77, 6T. Greg Bowman 81, 11T. Chris Merrill 82, 23T. KJ Mazurek 87, 30T. Bryan Johnson 92.