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NCAA Div. III Championship: Oglethorpe in command

Methodist, winner of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship
Methodist, winner of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship ( Courtesy Elizabethtown College )

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oglethorpe put itself in position to claim its second NCAA Division III men's golf title, expanding its lead over top-ranked Methodist to 16 strokes.

The Stormy Petrels, who won a national championship in 2009, sit at 3 over for the tournament.

Oglethorpe freshman Anthony Maccaglia and teammate Hayden Jones hold the top two individual spots.

Maccaglia carded a 4-under 68 to stretch his lead to nine strokes. Jones is at 2 under for the championship, one shot ahead of third-place Tain Lee of Claremont-Mudd Scripps.

“My bounce-back scoring has been great this week,” said Maccaglia, who had just six bogeys in three rounds. After five of those bogeys, he went on to birdie the following hole.

Information from Oglethorpe Athletics was used in this report.

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