HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fl. – The Penn State Behrend men's golf team is in 27th place out of 42 teams at the 2017 Division III Championships at the Mission Inn Resort & Club and the Las Colinas Golf Course.
The Lions have a team score of 317 after the first round for the par 72 course. In front of the leaderboard is Huntingdon with a 293. Three teams are tied for second with a 296, Texas Tyler, Rhodes and LaGrange.
Sean Sculley (Erie, PA/Mercyhurst) is tied for 10th overall with an even par at 72. He was even on the front at back (35-37) and at one point was two under after the sixth hole (par 3) and finished with five birdies. JT Kuchnicki (Pittsburgh, PA/Montour) is tied for 123rd place with a day-one total of 80. He tallied a 37 on the front (two over) and then a 43 on the back, recording two birdies.
Cody Stinson (Erie, PA/Harbor Creek) tallied an 81 on the first round to sit tied for 142nd. He fired a 39 on the front nine and then shot a 42 on the back nine. Stinson birdied two holes on the back nine to finish nine over par on the day.
Ryan Matlock (Erie, PA/Mercyhurst) is fourth on the team and tied for 168th overall. He carded an 84 (41-43) for the day. Rounding out the squad is Alex Shindledecker (Erie, PA/McDowell). He managed a 47 out and then 46 on the way back for a 93 and sit in 213th place.
The Lions return to action tomorrow for day two of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.