GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2017 HCAC men's golf tournament shifts to Terre Haute, Indiana for the third and final rounds this weekend. Transylvania University is shooting for their 11th consecutive HCAC men's golf title and leads the competitive field by only three strokes heading into the final weekend. The final rounds will take place at Hulman Links Golf Course in Terre Haute, Indiana Saturday and Sunday.
The conference champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships which will be held on May 16-19 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.
After weather and flooding affected the Miami Whitewater Golf Course on Saturday, the first round of the HCAC Men's Golf Championships was suspended until Sunday. The conference field fought daylight in order to complete all 36 holes of the first two rounds on Sunday in Harrison, Ohio.
The Pioneers fired a total of 299 on the first 18 holes and followed that effort with a 296 on the second round of the day. Transy totaled a 595 for the two rounds and lead second place Mount St. Joseph by three strokes. Hanover sits four strokes back of the Pioneers with a two-round total of 599, while Franklin is fourth in the standings with a 602. The rest of the field includes Defiance (624), Rose-Hulman (633), Earlham (646), Anderson (692), and Manchester (711).
Transylvania's Spencer McKinney (Danville, Ky. / Danville) currently leads the individual standings with rounds of 71 and 74, sitting at three over par.
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 11 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.