WHEELING, W. Va. — Solid play from the tandem of Sam Davidson and Jack Lee, who climbed eight and 28 spots on the individual leaderboard, respectively, helped the Guilford golf team move into third at the NCAA Division III Championship at the conclusion of the second round at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Davidson showed no signs of nerves in his first appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship by opening the second round with four birdies in the first five holes. He closed out the front nine with a pair of pars before adding five more pars and a birdie at 18 on the back nine. He closed out the day with a two-over-par score of 72 to improve to five-over-par score of 146 heading into the third round on Thursday.
Lee shot up 28 spots on the leaderboard with a one-over-par score of 71, capitalizing on four birdies on the front nine, including three on his first three holes. Lee added seven pars over the course of the day to move to six-over-par with a 147 in the tournament.
Another key contributor to Guilford’s success on Wednesday was Louis Lambert, who moved 88 spots on the leaderboard into a 13-way tie for 35th after posting a second-round team-low 69 in the second round. Lambert’s scorecard included five birdies, including three on the front nine at the first, fourth and eighth holes. He picked up two more at the 11th and 14th holes to go along with nine pars, moving to nine-over-par with a combined score of 150.
Guilford sits in third with a 24-over-par score of 588 after rounds of 302 and 286, including a six-over-par score on Wednesday. Illinois Wesleyan continues to hold the top spot on the team leaderboard with a 12-over-par score of 576 (290-286) while Methodist is second with a 17-over-par score of 581 (300-281).
James Mishoe sits in 48th for the Quakers with a 10-over-par score of 151 after scoring a 77 in the second round of play. He came through with a birdie at eight along with 11 pars over the course of the round. Teammate Addison Manring is in 63rd for Guilford, finishing the day with a 74 after draining four birdies and seven pars. He notched two birdies on the front nine, which came at the second and eighth holes, while coming through with birdies at the 10th and 14th holes.
Methodist’s Andre Chi ascended to the top of the leaderboard with a four-under-par score of 137 after firing a five-under-par score of 65 in the second round. Chi’s 65 was a low for the afternoon, which kept him in front of the trio of Alex Kubik (Nebraska Wesleyan), Jimmy Morton (Illinois Wesleyan) and Will Hocker (Webster), who are locked in a three-way tie for second at even-par.
Guilford opens the third round at 10:20 a.m.