April 29, 2012

Bowman finishes second

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Greg Bowman (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) carded an even-par 72 on Sunday to take part in a three-person playoff, leading McDaniel to a fourth-place finish at the 2012 Centennial Conference (CC) men's golf championship at Blue Ridge Country Club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bowman joined Swarthmore's Paul Weston and Franklin & Marshall's Cameron Warner with 54-hole totals of 225 and a sudden-victory playoff. Warner sank a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the individual crown. Bowman and Weston finished tied for second as part of the all-conference team.

Franklin & Marshall won the team title with a score of 931, bookending the tournament with rounds of 314 around a tournament-low score of 303 on Saturday. Swarthmore was second (635) and Dickinson was third (937). The Green Terror placed fourth with a score of 947, snapping a string of seven straight seasons finishing first or second at the championship. McDaniel opened the tournament with a round of 323 on Friday to sit third before carding a 313 on Saturday to drop back to fourth place and finishing the tournament with a 311 on Saturday.

Bowman carded a 79 on Friday and 74 on Saturday.

James Lillie (Garret Park, Md./Walter Johnson) registered a score of 323 to finish tied for sixth. He started the weekend with an 80 on Friday before shooting a 74 on Saturday and a 78 in the final round.

Cody Mewhirter (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished tied for 14th with a score of 243, finishing the weekend with a 78 after an opening two rounds of 83 and 82.

Kyle Chittim (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) posted a score of 250 (84-83-83) to finish tied for 25th.

Logan Connaughton (Matawan, N.J./Matawan Regional) finished 30th overall with a total of 255 (81-83-91).

Team Scores: 1. Franklin & Marshall 931 (314-303-314), 2. Swarthmore 935 (324-306-305), 3. Dickinson 937 (314-309-314), 4. McDaniel 947 (323-313-311), 5. Gettysburg 975 (331-321-323), 6. Muhlenberg 994 (330-332-332).

McDaniel Results: 2T. Greg Bowman 225 (79-74-72), 6T. James Lillie 232 (80-74-78), 14T. Cody Mewhirter 243 (83-82-78), 25T. Kyle Chittim 250 (84-83-83), 30. Logan Connaughton 255 (81-83-91).

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