Kean's 81 paces men in second round
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Kean's 81 paces men in second round
Zach Kean posted a second-round 81 to lead the Cumberland men at the 66th Annual NAIA Golf Championships on Wednesday in Silvis, Ill. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Zach Kean carded an 81 and sophomore Garrett Daniel added an 83 in a weather-delayed and eventually suspended second round of the 66th Annual NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Weather concerns for the rest of the week caused the completion of the second round on Thursday morning and also prompted the NAIA to shorten the event to 54 holes. The field was cut from 29 to 17 teams plus the Top 10 individuals and the third round began just after Noon CT on Thursday.

Kean collected eight pars in his first 11 holes in the second round but shot six-over on the final seven holes to finish at nine-over 81 for the day. The Lafayette, Tenn., native posted a two-round score of 169.

Daniel followed his opening-round 80 with an 83, netting the only birdie of the day among the five Cumberland players on the par-3 seventh hole. The Linden, Tenn., native shot six-over on both nines but with four pars on the back and seven total in the round.

Seniors Zach Johnson and Ian Whittemore each recorded an 86 on Wednesday. Johnson made double bogeys on No. 9 as well as 17 and 18 that derailed what could have been the team’s only score in the 70’s over the two days while Whittemore was four-over on the back nine with seven pars in the round outside of a quadruple bogey 8 at No. 13.

Junior Zach Polston ended the tournament with a second-round 87, collecting five pars and two bogeys on the front nine for a 41. The Lafayette, Tenn., netted a pair of triple bogeys on the back side, the second one at No. 18.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
t111. Garrett Daniel – 80-83=163
t126. Zach Johnson – 80-86=166
t132. Ian Whittemore – 81-86=167
t139. Zach Kean – 88-81=169
151. Zach Polston – 89-87=176

TEAM RESULTS
1. Cardinal Stritch – 289-306=595
2. Keiser University – 302-303=605
3. Johnson & Wales – 293-315=608
t4. Dalton State College – 303-308=611
t4. Grand View – 296-315=611
t6. William Woods – 297—315=612
t6. Texas Wesleyan – 306-306=612
8. Northwestern College – 312-302=614
t9. Wayland Baptist – 295-321=616
t9. University of British Columbia – 295-321=616
t9. Our Lady of the Lake – 306-310=616
t12. Oklahoma City University – 306-312=618
t12. Southeastern University – 302-316=618
14. William Jessup – 310-309=619
15. Arizona Christian – 297-323=620
16. The Master’s University – 305-316=621
17. Madonna University – 305-317=622
18. St. Ambrose University – 309-316=625
19. Taylor University – 310-316=626
t20. Oklahoma Wesleyan – 320-309=629
t20. USC Beaufort – 309-320=629
22. Coastal Georgia – 316-314=630
23. Bellevue University – 325-309=634
24. Lewis-Clark State – 321-314=635
25. Point University – 317-325=642
26. Cumberland University – 329-336=665
27. Embry-Riddle [AZ] – 337-333=670
28. Northwest Christian – 334-339=673
29. Point Park University – 340-335=675