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NCAA Div. III Championship: Oglethorpe extends lead

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 separated itself from the competition Wednesday, stretching its lead to 14 strokes after two rounds of the NCAA Division III men’s golf championship in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

The Stormy Petrels handled the tough El Campeon Course at Mission Inn, recording a 4-over 292 – the third best team score of the day.

Ten-time champion Methodist made a move, jumping from fourth to second. The top-ranked Monarchs sit at 15 over while Texas-Tyler and Guilford College share third place at 19 over.

Oglethorpe freshman Anthony Maccaglia shot a 1-under 71 to remain the individual leader. Maccaglia is 5 under for the championship and three strokes ahead of teammate Hayden Jones, Nebraska Wesleyan’s Drew Taylor and Brad Shigezawa of Claremont-Mudd Scripps.

Information from Oglethorpe University Athletics was used in this report