Concord Climbs Into Third
HERSHEY, Pa. – Concord’s Men’s Golf team posted the best team score of the day in moving up from 9th to 3rd place after two rounds of the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional Tournament in Hershey, PA.
The Mountain Lions posted a 287 on the par-72, 7009 Hershey Links course on Tuesday. Concord’s 589 two-round total has it 16 shots back of the leader, St. Thomas Aquinas (NY), and six shots behind the second-place team, Indiana University (PA). The WVIAC champion Mountain Lions are two shots ahead of Wilmington (DE) and Clarion (PA), who are tied for 4th.
The top five teams from the regional qualify for the national championship tournament later this month. Concord is the defending regional champions.
Andreas Reideborn shot a +1 73 Tuesday to remain in a tie for 7th place in the individual standings. He’s at even par 144 after two rounds.
Reideborn is tied for 3rd in par 3 scoring (-1), tied for 4th in par 4 scoring (E) and tied for 5th in birdies (8). He’ll tee off at 1:30 pm tomorrow in the third and final round.
Ryan Terdik carded a -1 71 Tuesday, moving him from 44th to a tie for 19th place at +3 147 for the tournament. He’s tied for 5th in par 5 scoring (-3) and tied for 9th in birdies (7). His Wednesday tee time is scheduled for 1:20 pm.
Emmanuel Charmat fired a 70 Tuesday, CU’s best score of the day. The reigning WVIAC Player of the Year rebounded from a first-round 79 to stand in a tie for 28th place, up 44 spots from the day before. He’s tied for 7th in par 5 scoring (-3) and will tee off at 1:10 pm Wednesday.
Bluefield State Surges To 13th
HERSHEY, Pa. – Chandler Beavers shaved seven strokes off his first day score to shoot a one-under-par 71 in the second round of the NCAA II Atlantic/East Regional Championships to lead the Bluefield State College men’s golf team to 13th place with a two-day score of 614 (311-303) after day two at Hershey Links. St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) continues to lead the three-day event with a 573 (280-293).
Beavers, who shot a 78 on the first day, had the best round of golf amongst the Big Blues as his 71 helped him conclude day two with a 149 (+5) and to climb 36 places on the individual leaderboard to move into an eight-way tie for 28th place after finishing tied for 64th place after the first round.
Nick Dent added three strokes to his first day score, by shooting a 75 (+3) to bring his total score after two days to a three-over-par 147(72-75) and to slip in to a three-way tie for 19th. Van James also climbed up the player leaderboard by improving on his first day score by four strokes to card a second-day 75 (+3) to end day two with a 154 (79-75). Ryan Gillespie maintained his 82 from the first day to end day two with a 164 (+20) and Josh Ginger closed out the Big Blues with an 85 to end the day with a combined score of 168 (+24).
The Big Blues will return to the course Wednesday morning for the conclusion of the event and look to continue their progression up the team leaderboard with the aspirations of earning a top-five finish to advance to the NCAA II National Championships, which will be held May 16-20 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Florence, Ala.