CLAYTON, Ind. – Earlham College men's golf fired a second round 295 – only one stroke off its Saturday score – and took second place at the DePauw University Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic, on Sunday at the Deer Creek Golf Club.
The Quakers' consistency on the course nearly allowed them to overtake the host squad and eventual team champion Tigers, who were playing on their home course. Earlham finished Saturday's round with a 294 and in third place, but trailed the host Tigers by 16 strokes after DePauw scorched the course with a 278.
In Sunday's round, DePauw posted a 309 and finished the tournament with a 587, while Earlham carded a 589 and finished in second place just two strokes behind the Tigers.
The Quakers overtook a Rose-Hulman squad that was two strokes ahead of Earlham heading into Sunday's round, but the Engineers shot a 300 in round two and were three strokes behind the Quakers with a 592.
Kim Kang was the top Earlham golfer on the individual leaderboard, carding a 73 on Sunday to finish in third place with a 36-hole score of 144 (+2). Kang trailed DePauw individuals Luis Esteban and Lake Genenbacher, who each finished with a one-over 143, and he was one stroke ahead of teammate Graham Sherard and DePauw's Jason Miller. Both Sherard and Miller shot a 74 in Sunday's round, giving them a three-over 145 and putting them tied for fourth place.
Jared Stone also finished among the top 20 individuals. Stone shot a 75 in the second round, giving him a seven-over 149 for the tournament in 17th place.
Garrett Schuler fired a 73 on Sunday, rebounding nicely from the 81 he carded in Saturday's first round, and posted a 154 for the tournament to finished tied for 24th. Nate Mynatt was tied for 35th on the individual leaderboard; his 79 on Sunday gave him a 157 over the 36-hole event.
Earlham men's golf closes out its fall slate next weekend, October 5-6, at the Wabash College Golf Classic at the Crawfordsville Country Club in Crawfordsville, Ind.