PENFIELD, N.Y. – Guilford College’s men’ shot 316 in Saturday’s opening round of the Flower City Preview. The Quakers sit in a share of 13th place among 18 schools in the tournament, which previews the courses used in the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships.
The teams completed 18 holes in rainy and windy conditions at the par-72, 6,632-yard Midvale Country Club. Huntingdon College shot 300 to claim a one-stroke edge over tournament host St. John Fisher College. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor sat third with a 304.
Huntingdon’s David James and Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Mats Heien shared the first-round lead after shooting one-under 71 in Saturday’s opening round. Corey Haas and Ian Campbell of the host Cardinals shot 72 and 73, respectively.
Rookie Josh Hill paced the Quakers Saturday with a five-over 77, which sets him in a large logjam in 22nd place. Teammate Kendall Dunn was one stroke behind in a share of 34th place with a round of 78. Junior Ty Palmer carded a 79 Saturday and classmate Tanner Gross (82) provided the fourth score for coach Justin Tereshko’s team. Guilford’s Aaron Abts shot 11-over 83 and is tied for 70th among individuals.
The teams moved to the par-71, 6645-yard Mendon Golf Club and started the second round before play was halted for the day. Most of the teams played at least nine holes. The second and final round resumes Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Mendon. A champion will be crowned after the end of Sunday’s second round.