Trio in top 10 keeps golfers third in HCAC meet

Hanover College’s men’s golf team remains in third place after 54 holes of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. The final two rounds of the 72-hole event are being held May 5-6 at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash, Ind.

Hanover totaled 311 strokes in the third round and sits third among eight schools in the team chase with a 918 (300-307-311).

Three Panthers are among the top 10 on the tournament’s leaderboard.

Sophomore Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky.) and freshman Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) each fired a three-over-par 75 to lead Hanover in the third round.

Overall, Bader is sixth in the 40-athlete field with a 221 (70-76-75). Geary, meanwhile, is eighth with a 229 (75-79-75).

Senior Vikram Ramjee (Cincinnati, Ohio) posted a 79 in the third round. He is ninth in the tournament with a 232 (78-75-79).

Junior Marcus El (Indianapolis, Ind.) turned in an 82 and is 14th overall with a 236 (77-77-82).

Freshman Nico Mingione (Madison, Ind.) shot a non-scoring round of 85 in his first league championship tournament appearance.

Transylvania University (Ky.) continues to lead the team chase. The five-time-defending champions fired a 294 in the third round and have totaled 880 strokes (293-293-294).

The College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) is second with 907 strokes (304-299-304).

Transylvania’s Justin Tereshko holds a seven-shot lead in the individual standings. Tereshko fired a four-under 68 in the third round and has a 209 (69-72-68) for the tournament.

Heartland Conference Championship – Third Round Results