Leos Climb Into Tie For Ninth Place At NCAA Championships
The University of La Verne golf team continued its upward trend at the NCAA Championships by moving into a tie for ninth place at the conclusion of third round action Thursday at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla.
The Leopards combined to shoot 299 on the El Campeon Course on Thursday. They have a three-round total of 900 (308-293-299), tying with Illinois Wesleyan for ninth overall in the team standings heading into final round action on Friday.
Oglethorpe remains in first place in the team standings with a total of 867, followed by Methodist at 883 and Transylvania at 892.
La Verne junior Derek Zachman fired a 71 (-1) for his third round which included two birdies with one bogey on the Par 72 course. Through three rounds, he sits in a tie for fourth place on the individual leaderboard with a total of 216 (76-69-71).
Leopard freshman Trent Twamley shot 75 (+3) and is at 221, tied for 12th overall with seven other golfers. Senior Nick Ericson also carded a 75 on Thursday and is tied for 70th. Freshman Andre Bedard shot 78 and stands in 77th place overall with a total of 239. Freshman Kelby Scharmann finished with an 81 and is tied for 61st with a three-round total of 232.
Among individuals, Oglethorpe's Anthony Maccaglia leads with a total of 207 and has a seven-stroke advantage over teammate Hayden Jones (214). The next three spots are occupied by SCIAC competitors. CMS senior Tain Lee, the 2010 NCAA Tournament Champion, stands in third place at 215 while Zachman and Redlands sophomore Jeremy Sanders are tied for fourth at 216.
Final round play is set to begin on Friday morning with all players again on the El Campeon Course.