BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Concordia Clippers men's golf program placed third overall at the NCAA Division II Atlantic East Super Regionals on Wednesday to earn its first ever spot in the NCAA DII National Championship.
Concordia placed two golfers in the top-10, one of four programs to do so in a field of 20 teams and 108 players overall.
Sophomore Mark Kilpatrick would earn a fifth place finish as he shot a 221, plus-five, in three rounds. His best round came in the second round as his 71 , minus-one, would be the lowest score for any Clipper throughout the tournament.
Junior Juan Roa placed one stroke behind with a 222, plus-five, including a 72, even, on the final day for his lowest round of the tournament to place tied for sixth.
Sophomore Chartpetch Bangpetch completed the tournament with a 227, plus-11, to finish tied for 19th as his 74, plus-2, today improved his placement by 10 spots.
Freshman Evan Hong shot a 77, plus-five, on the final day to improve eight spots on the leaderboard as his three-day total of 234, plus-18, placed him tied for 49th. Junior Massimo Grassotti rounded out the scores for Concordia with a 241, plus-25, to place tied for 81.
As a team the Clippers finished with a 904, plus-four, as their third round of 296, plus eight, tied for the lowest team score on the final day.
Concordia finished one stroke ahead of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference rival Wilmington and one stroke behind Southern New Hampshire as St. Thomas Aquinas won the tournament with an 897, plus-33. With the third place finish the Clippers have qualified for their first ever trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship.
The tournament will take place beginning on Tuesday, May 17, at the Green Valley Ranch in Denver, Colorado.
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