No. 2 Huntingdon in 4th after Rd. 1 of DIII Golfweek Fall Invitational

Junior Stephen Shephard shot a 2-under-par 69 and is two strokes out of first entering Round 2 of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational. (Photo contributed)
Junior Stephen Shephard shot a 2-under-par 69 and is two strokes out of first entering Round 2 of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational. (Photo contributed)

DESTIN, Fla. – The second-ranked Huntingdon men's golf team shot a 3-over-par 287 in the first round of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational on Sunday.                   

The Hawks are seven strokes out of first and in fourth entering Monday's second round at the Raven Golf Club. Seventh-ranked Concordia (Texas) leads the field of 18 teams with a 4-under 280. The University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) is second with an even-par 284 and sixth-ranked Guilford is third with a 2-over 286.

All five Huntingdon golfers are within eight strokes of first. Junior Stephen Shephard led the Hawks in Round 1 with a 2-under 69 and is two strokes out of first and tied for sixth.

Senior Jon Colten Stanaland is four strokes out of first and tied for 15th with an even-par 71 and junior Mark Connelly is six strokes off the lead and tied for 30th with a 2-over 73.

Freshman Thomas Gerard is seven strokes out of first and tied for 42nd with a 3-over 74 and junior Wyatt Adkison is eight strokes off the lead and tied for 52nd with a 4-over 75.

Illinois Wesleyan's Conner O'Neil and St. Thomas' Pete Sienko are tied for first at 4-under 67.

 

Huntingdon Results

Stephen Shephard: 69 (T6th of 90)

Jon Colten Stanaland: 71 (T15th)

Mark Connelly: 73 (T30th)

Thomas Gerard: 74 (T42nd)

Wyatt Adkison: 75 (T52nd)

 

Director of Golf Dave Schreyer on Round 1: "We had a great start today, but our candle burned out on the back-nine and we made a ton of mistakes. Learning to play with a lead is new to this team, so it is good to be in these situations. We're getting better each time out and we're looking forward to Round 2."

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will play in Round 2 of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational on Monday.