The Penn State Behrend men's golf team tied for 29th place out of 42 teams at the 2017 Division III Championships at the Mission Inn Resort & Club and the El Campeon Golf Course on Wednesday.
The Lions finished seven places higher than last year's team with a total of 646 for the championships. The top 18 teams advance to the final two rounds. Huntingdon remains in the lead with a score of 584, while Wittenberg moved into second (588) and Guilford is in third (593).
Junior Sean Sculley finished the championships with a two-day total of 155 to place tied for 75th overall. After leading the Lions on day one with a 72, he came back to shoot an 83 (39-44) and birdied five holes including three on the front nine. Sculley led the field with 10 birdies over the last two days.
Junior Alex Shindledecker led Behrend on day two with a 40 on the front and 36 on the back for a team-low score of 76. He eagled hole 14 and added two birdies on the day. Shindledecker's two-day score is 169 to place tied for 181st.
Junior Ryan Matlock was third on the team and tied for 174th overall with a total of 167. He fired an 83 (41-42) on day two with one birdie for 11 over par.
Senior Cody Stinson hit a 46 on the front nine and 41 on the back nine for an 87 the second round. He finished tied for 179th place at the tournament with a two-day score of 168.
Freshman JT Kuchnicki tallied a 94 on his final day at the NCAA Championships, getting a score of 42 on the front and 52 on the back. He earned a 174 over the course of the tournament to tie for 199th place.