DESTIN, Fla. – Junior Stephen Shephard tied his best collegiate round and the second-ranked Huntingdon Hawks climbed one spot in the team standings on Monday in the second round of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational.
Shephard shot a 3-under-par 68 in the second round, is two strokes out of first and in second with a 5-under 137 after two rounds. As a team, the Hawks shot 1-over 285 in the second round and are third with a 4-over 572 after two-rounds.
Entering Tuesday's final round, Huntingdon is 10 strokes behind the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). St. Thomas leads the 18-team field with a 6-under 562 and fourth-ranked Illinois Wesleyan is second with a 3-over 571.
The University of Texas-Tyler's Sam Hill leads the field with a 7-under 135. In addition to Shephard, two other Hawks are within 10 strokes of Hill. Senior Jon Colten Stanaland shot even-par 71 in both the first and second rounds and is tied for 11th with a two-round 142. Junior Mark Connelly shot a 1-over 72 in the second round and is tied for 28th with a 3-over 145.
Director of Golf Dave Schreyer on Round 1: "We had another solid round that keeps us in the mix. We will be in the final pairs on Tuesday, so I'm very happy we will be head-to-head with the leaders. We played good today and made very few mistake but we only made nine birdies. We are going to have to double that production in the final round if we are going to have a chance. We're looking for that magical round on Tuesday."
Coming Up: Huntingdon will play in Round 3 of the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational on Tuesday.