GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wittenberg University men's golf team completed their third round of play at the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships on Thursday. The Tiger's survived the cut of the top 18 teams after the first two days of competition, jumping into sixth-place on the second day with a team total of 588 (+12) after two days.
Wittenberg would hold strong remaining in the top 10 after the third round of action, submitting a team single-day score of 298 to finish the day (+10).
The Tigers sit at +22 as a team after three rounds of competition. Ryan Mallette leads the way with a day-two low-score of 68 (-4) for Wittenberg. The Canton, Ohio native knocked in four birdie putts to finish (-3) through the front nine, adding two more birdies on the backstretch on the second day. The third day saw Mallette finish with a 75 (+3). Mallette will go into the final day of competition five strokes off the individual lead, behind Brian Peccie from Washington and Lee who sits at (-7).
Chris Dunne would come in as the next Wittenberg finisher, closing out his third-day of competition with a 73 (+1) in a T41.
The final round of competition is slated to start on Friday morning at 7:30 a.m., as Wittenberg has been paired up with seventh-place St. Thomas (MN) and eighth-place Emory.