Diplomats 20th Through 54

Diplomats 20th Through 54


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Franklin & Marshall's men's golf team slid a spot in the team standings, dropping to 20th place through 54 holes at the NCAA Division III National Championships. Andrew Woods slipped from a fourth place tie to a six-way tie for 13th place.

Woods turned in the Diplomats' top card on Friday. He rolled up four birdies, recorded a pair of bogeys and a double bogey at the turn and on the final three holes on the way in. He added five shots to his tournament total, leaving him +5 for the championship.

Freshman, Cameron Warner went +7 for the second-straight day. It was the Diplomats' second best round of the afternoon. Warner picked up five spots, jumping up to a tie for 107th place, 24-shots over par on the tournament.

Joe Fucigna dropped back into a seven-way tie for 71st place (+15), while Danny Liebowitz dropped four spots to 84th overall (+18). Bryan Hartog is in a four-way tie for 113th place (+27) The Diplomats combined for a 318 on Friday, moving to 926 (297-311-318) on the championship, three strokes behind Emory.  

The Methodist men shot a field-best 289 in the third round of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship to regain the lead. Methodist holds a four stroke lead at 871 (279-303-289) over Oglethorpe at 877 (301-284-290). La Verne moves to third place at 877 (292-283-302).

La Verne's Mitchell Fedorka held on to the lead with a 212 overall for four under par (67-71-74). Fedorka's teammate Rizal Amin is in second at 214 (72-69-73) while there is a tie for third between Methodist's Matt Bova and Oglethorpe's Olafur Loftsson at 216.

The final round will take place on Saturday with tee times beginning at 7:30 am on the Dye Course at PGA Village. The leaders will tee off from 12:50 to 1:30 pm.