Men’s golf team wins sixth Centennial title

May 02, 2011

Junior Greg Bowman finished tied for fourth overall May 1 to lead McDaniel to the 2011 Centennial Conference (CC) men's golf championship, and junior Jake Nichols won the decathlon in the men’s outdoor track and field championships April 29-May 1.

In men’s golf, the Green Terror trailed by 14 strokes after shooting a 321 in the opening 18 on Saturday. By the end of the first 27 holes on day one, the squad had sliced that deficit in half.

On Sunday, McDaniel finished off the second round with a 306 but remained in fourth place, trailing Dickinson and Gettysburg by four shots and Muhlenberg by a stroke.

The Green Terror completed the day on Sunday, firing the second-lowest round of the tournament with a 305 to win its sixth title with a 54-hole score of 932, distancing the Bullets by eight strokes. The Mules were third at 943 while the Red Devils finished fourth with a 951.

With the championship – McDaniel's first since 2008 – the Green Terror earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, which will be held at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. on May 10-13.

On the track, Jake Nichols of Frederick, Md., won the decathlon to lead McDaniel to an eighth-place finish at the 2011 Centennial Conference (CC) men's outdoor track and field championship hosted by Muhlenberg on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror amassed 52 points, taking home no fewer than one of each medal and finishing 12 points out of sixth place. Dickinson won its second straight team title, scoring 185 to outdistance Haverford by 35 points.

Nichols recorded a personal-best 5,383 points in the decathlon to earn McDaniel's first gold medal since 2006 and first top finish in the 10-eventer since 2001.

Nichols best finish came in the 110 hurdles, which he won in a time of 16.31 seconds. He also notched a pair of seconds in the 100 (11.83) and pole vault (3.66 meters). He was third in three more events.

Freshman Fonati Quinn of Gaithersburg, Md., mined silver, garnering a pair of individual second-place showings. He added a bronze in the 4x100-meter relay.

Individually, Quinn leapt to second in the triple jump, hitting the NCAA Division III provisional standard with a jump of 14.34 meters. The freshman was also second in the long jump with a season-best jump of 6.73.