MAC golfer keeps national lead entering final round

2014-05-22T22:22:00Z 2014-05-23T06:20:22Z MAC golfer keeps national lead entering final round Daily Journal Online
May 22, 2014 10:22 pm

PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- Tanner McKinney has been a picture of consistency through three rounds at the NJCAA Division II national golf championship.

The Mineral Area College freshman will carry a 2-shot lead into the final day at Swan Lake Resort with a chance to make school history.

McKinney followed up rounds of 70 and 71 with a 73 on Thursday to currently sit at 2-under, and remains the lone competitor among 128 players below par.

His final 18 holes will commence Friday morning with a schedule tee time of 9:36 a.m. in the 25th of 43 groups.

Charlie Cameron of Tyler (Texas) charged into second place and reached even par for the tournament with a low round of 67 for the day.

Mineral Area stands 10th among 20 teams with a collective score of 934 (+70). Walters State (Tenn.) leads the pack by 16 strokes with a 3-round total of 881 (+17).

Valle Catholic graduate Kellen Bader added his best round of the week on Thursday with a 76, and is tied for 68th overall at plus-22.

Arcadia Valley alum Eric Bennett also posted his strongest score of 81 following two rounds of 82 for the Cardinals.

MAC received an 85 from Jesse Schott and 90 from Matt Gordon in the third round.

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