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Steven Tanen  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Steven Tanen 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

DESTIN, Fla. – Steven Tanen (Laurel Hallow, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) posted a round of 78 to lead McDaniel at the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division III men's golf championship at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Tuesday.

The Green Terror, in the first group to tee off at the championship, posted a round of 327 to finish the day in 31st place, +43 as a team. The field of 41 was split among the two championship courses for the opening two rounds.

McDaniel was among the group to draw the par-71, 6,854-yard Raven course. The other half of the field played the par-72, 6,636-yard Links course. Because of the difference in par, the team's score relative to par was used for the team rankings after the first round. The teams will switch courses for Wednesday's second round before the field is cut to the top 15 teams before the third and fourth rounds on Thursday and Friday.

Methodist has the best score relative to par after round one, posting a two-over par 290. Transylvania posted a round of 288, four-over par. Guilford is currently in 15th place after a round of 307 (+19).

Tanen's round of 78 ranks 98th individually.

Alex Kane (Danvers, Mass./Masconomet Regional) posted a round of 81 to rank 134th overall with his round of 10-over par.

James Lillie (Garret Park, Md./Walter Johnson) sits 155th after a round of 83 while Alex Matos (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) is 168th after a score of 85.

Cody Mewhirter (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) carded a round of 88 to place 188th after the first 18 holes.

The Green Terror are scheduled for a 12:10 p.m. CDT tee time off the 10th tee of The Links course on Wednesday, looking to rally to make the cut.