GREENSBORO, N.C. — Schreiner overcame some early mistakes, settled down after a weather delay, and shrugged off a couple of rough holes before a second rain stoppage ended play on Thursday with most of the field still on the course.
The Mountaineers, who have held the lead at the end of each day so far, maintain a two-stroke lead over two-time NCAA champion Oglethorpe with less than 27 holes remaining.
Slow starts by junior Zach Oliver and freshman Mat McClung were offset by a birdie-birdie start by junior Jimmy Keener early on. After a handful of holes, the first round of weather hit the course and players were sent home for 3-1/2 hours. After the delay, SU built its lead back up but a triple bogey by sophomore Phil Stewart and a second double-bogey by Oliver tightened the field back up.
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SU is currently +10 on the day and +12 overall while the Stormy Petrels are two shots back at +14. Defending national champion Texas-Tyler is in third place at +20 while St. John Fisher has moved up to fourth at +22. Transylvania slipped a spot and is currently fifth position at +23.
Schreiner junior Cheyne Kendall is in third place individually at -3, two back of Southwestern junior Jordan Cowart (-5) and three behind Redlands’ Bobby Holden who holds a slim lead at -6. Keener is even on the day and in sixth place at -1 overall, one behind Concordia-TX junior Jack Cersosimo and Endicott’s Austin Teal.
Team and individual national champions will be crowned at the completion of Friday’s fourth round at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. Weather should be cool but much more pleasant for the players on Friday.