One-man show

Greg Bowman tees off the third round of the NCAA Championship on Thursday.
Greg Bowman tees off the third round of the NCAA Championship on Thursday.

Bowman fires 82 in third round of NCAA men's golf championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) recorded a round of 82, continuing on as McDaniel's lone representative in the final 36 holes at the 2011 NCAA Division III men's golf championship hosted on the East Course of the Grandover Resort on Thursday.

The junior, who made the cut by virtue of being one the low six individuals after the field was trimmed from 40 teams to 15 teams after Wednesday's second round, tumbled to a tie for 33rd place overall.

For the first time during the first three days of competition, rain soaked the course. A heavy mist during much of the first three hours of Thursday's round on the 7,048-yard, par-72 increased scoring for the final 81 players in the field.

The third round had just one of the 15 teams go as low as 295 after no fewer than 15 rounds at or below 295 over the first two days.

Despite his highest single round since March, Bowman has a career-low 54-hole score of 224 and is just three strokes out of the top 20 and seven shots out of the top 10.

Chris Morris of Centre is the individual leader at 203 (-13). Seven players are at or under par for the first three rounds.

Bowman is part of the first group of individuals, teeing off the first tee of the East Course in the final round at 7:50 a.m. on Friday – a start time that moved up 30 minutes due to the threat of severe weather during the day.