GREENWOOD, IN – The 2014 HCAC men’s golf tournament shifts north to Defiance, Ohio for the third and final rounds this weekend. Transylvania University is shooting for their eighth consecutive HCAC men's golf title and leads the field by 16 strokes heading into the final weekend. The final rounds will take place at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Defiance, Ohio Saturday and Sunday.
The conference champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships which will be held on May 13-16 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Pioneers fired a total of 298 on day one and followed that effort with a 305 on Sunday. Transy totaled a 603 for the two days and lead second place Mount St. Joseph by 16 strokes. The rest of the field includes Rose-Hulman (623), Hanover (627), Defiance (654), Franklin (655), Manchester (665), and Anderson (732).
Rose-Hulman's Sanders Park (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) currently leads the individual standings with rounds of 70 and 74. The sophomore currently holds a three shot lead over Nicholas McCarthy (Nicholasville, Ky./East Jessamine) of Transylvania. McCarthy fired rounds of 73 and 74 during the first two rounds.
The top eight finishers after Sunday's round is complete will earn All-HCAC honors. The top freshman finisher will receive the Freshman of the Year award. Action will get underway Saturday at 10 AM and Sunday at 8:30 AM.