Davis ties for 40th in NCAA event
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rhodes College men's golf team saved its best round for last as the Lynx shot the low round of the day, a 297 (+9), to place ninth at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Friday afternoon at Mendon Golf Club.
The Lynx finished with a four-round score of 1,219 (+71).
Sophomore Alec Davis of Greencastle shot a 78 (+6) on the final day, and finished with a 309 (+22).
Davis led the entire field with an even total on the par three holes, and was third in pars with 46.
The Lynx finished with 201 pars, 34 birdies, and two eagles while finishing at +29 in par 3 scoring, +62 in par 4 scoring and +16 in par 5 scoring.
No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won the championship with a four round score of +50 while No. 7 Huntingdon finished runner-up at +56.
Junior Joey Mayo and sophomore Carter Connelly each shot a 73 (+1) on the day with Mayo leading all scorers with a total of 301 (+14) to finish 12th. Junior Luke Malanchuk put together a strong 74 (+2) while junior Chris Harris closed with a 77 (+5).
Harris and Malanchuk both finished with a 309 (+22) for the tournament, while Connelly finished with a total score of 310 (+23).
Following the event, Mayo was announced as a first-team All-American by PING and GCAA.
Track and field
Colleen Weatherford (Greencastle), Jr., Butler -- Placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a personal best time of 10:33.34 to earn all-conference honors in the Big East meet at Chillicothe, Ohio.
Alexis Higgins (South Putnam), Fr., Butler -- Placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.43 at the Big East Championships.
Ryan Chestnut (South Putnam), So., Indiana State -- Placed eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 52.03 meters in the Missouri Valley Conference meet at Indiana State. Also placed 12th in the shot put with a throw of 14.89 meters.
Claudia Monnett (Cloverdale), Jr., DePauw -- Competed at North Central College's Dr. Keeler Invitational last week, finishing ninth in the 5,000-meter run in 17:48.12.
Brooke Boetjer (South Putnam), Sr., IUPUI -- Was named to the all-tournament team as the sixth-seeded Jaguars advanced to the championship game of the Summit League tournament before falling 10-1 to top seed North Dakota State in the championship game. The runner-up finish was the best in program history. Boetjer won three games in the tourney, a 3-2 decision over Western Illinois in the first round, a 12-5 win over South Dakota in the quarterfinals and a 14-13 win over Omaha in the semifinals.
Mason Asher (North Putnam), So., Wabash -- Placed 32nd individually in the North Coast Athletic Conference meet with a four-round total of 331.
He carded an 87 and an 84 in the final two rounds over the weekend after shooting a 160 (79-81) the previous weekend.