Golfers third halfway through HCAC meet

Hanover College’s men’s golf team is third overall at the mid-point of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The second of the tournament’s four rounds was played Sunday, April 29, at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Hanover tallied 307 strokes and has a 36-hole total of 607 (300-307) to fall behind Transylvania University (Ky.) and the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio).

Transylvania leads the eight-team field with 586 strokes (293-293). Mount St. Joseph posted a 299 in the second round and moved into second place overall with 603 (304-299).

Sophomore Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky.) is third among 40 athletes in the field after a 76 on the par-72, 6,739-yard course. Bader has a two-round total of 146 (70-76).

Senior Vikram Ramjee (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Panthers in the second round with a 75 and jumped into eighth place with a 153 (78-75).

Junior Marcus El (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) are tied for 12th place with 154s. El has turned in back-to-back 77s. Geary shot a 75 in the first round and came back with a 79 in the second.

Transylvania senior Justin Tereshko is the individual leader with a 141 (69-72). Teammate Jantzen Lathan is second, and three shots off the pace, with 144 (72-72).

The 72-hole event will continue Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6, with two rounds at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash, Ind. The winner earns an automatic berth in the NCAA III national championship.

Heartland Conference Championship – Second Round Results