No. 5 UR Men's Golf Moves into Fourth Place after Day Three of NCAA Championships
With sophomore Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, CA) firing off his best round of the tournament, the No. 5 University of Redlands men's golf team climbed up one spot on day three of the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL. Sanders' minus-two 70 helped to lift the Bulldogs out of a five-way tie for fifth into sole possession of fourth with a three-round total of 893 at the Mission Inn Club and Resort.
Redlands sits just one stroke off of third-place Transylvania University (KY) and 10 strokes behind Methodist University (NC), which is in second place. Holding a 16-stroke lead on the nearest competition, Oglethorpe University (GA) remains seemingly untouchable with an impressive score of 867.
Sanders moved into a tie for fourth place (216) in the individual standings with Thursday's solid performance. With only two bogeys on the day, he made up the difference by sinking four birdies and hitting par on the remaining holes. Through three rounds, he boasts an impressive par-three effort at minus-two to go along with 11 total birdies.
Freshman Bobby Holden (Simi Valley, CA) bounced back from Wednesday's rough round with an impressive score of 73 for one-over par. He came up with five birdies on the day, bringing his three-day total to 13, which ranks second among the entire field. He also continues to shine on the par-fives, with the tournament's second-best mark of 4.58 after 54 holes.
With a strong showing on the par-fives, sophomore Nick Johnson (La Jolla, CA) finished the third day by carding a 76. He ranks among the field's top 10 with a 4.75 average score on the longer holes.
Sophomore Jeremy Gomberg (Los Altos, CA) shot his best round of the tournament, shaving two strokes off of his previous two outings for a 78.
Freshman Perry Johnson (Lake Forest, IL) also entered the club house with a score of 78. Through three rounds, he leads the Bulldogs with 35 pars.
Redlands enters the final round on El Campeon with Gomberg leading off the 8:05 a.m. tee time with counterparts from fifth-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and the University of Texas – Tyler, which is in sixth.