Golfers from Guilford, Cumberlands atop Taylor Made-adidas Intercollegiate at Dataw Island Club

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 11, 2014 

The Guilford men's golf team, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, was leading the field after the first two rounds Monday of the Taylor Made-adidas Intercollegiate with a 36-hole total of 595 at the Cotton Dike course at the Dataw Island Club.

The event is being hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Hampden-Sydney's Brian Burt seized the individual lead with a second-round 69 to finish the day with a 1-under-par total of 143. Michal Pospisil of Cumberlands was in second at 145, and Tanner Gross of Guilford was in third at 146.

Hampden-Sydney, No. 14 in NCAA Division III, was in second place at 608.

Concordia (Texas), ranked 16th in NCAA Division III and Cumberlands, ranked 19th in NAIA, were tied for third at 615, followed by Wittenberg (617), Mary Hardin-Baylor (625), Averett (626), Washington & Lee (627), and Kenyon (639). Mount St. Joseph rounded out the top 10 teams with a total of 646, followed by Shenandoah (660), Ohio Wesleyan (677), MacMurray (679), and Virginia Wesleyan (713).

Sophomore Ben Thieman led the host Bishops with a 165, tied for 54th.

The third and final round of the Tayler Made-adidas Intercollegiate is scheduled for Tuesday.

WOMEN

Cumberlands, ranked No. 4 in NAIA, led the field with a first-round 322, with Wittenberg, ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division III, in second place at 335. Hardin-Simmons was in third place with a 344, followed by Ohio Wesleyan (356), Bridgewater (374), Millikin (390), Washington & Lee (398), and MacMurray (460).

The women played the Morgan River Course.

Dylan Dawson of Hardin-Simmons ended Monday as the individual leader with a 77, a single shot ahead of Wittenberg's Nicole Waers.

Freshman Jillian Bell of the host Bishops was in sixth place among individuals, bouncing back from a 46 on the front nine to fire a 35 on the back nine and finish at 81.

The Taylor Made-adidas Intercollegiate is scheduled to conclude with the second round on Tuesday.

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