DANIELS, W. Va. – Junior Stephen Hunt of the Saint Anselm College men's golf team finished the three-day NCAA Division II Men's Atlantic/East Regional Golf Tournament in a tie for 14th place on Wednesday. The tournament was held at The Resort at Glade Springs.
Hunt began the tournament as the leading individual golfer on Monday, shooting an even-par 72 to place 10th among the crowded field. Slipping to 27th on Tuesday, Hunt finished at par on the third and final day of competition to capture 14th place alongside two other golfers. He finished with a six-over 222.
Starting on the back nine on Wednesday, Hunt finished one-over before the turn and came out strong on holes two and three. After turning in a four on the par-five second hole, Hunt birdied the par-three, reaching the hole in only two shots. He would go on to birdie the par-four sixth hole en route to an even finish on the day (72).
Among the field, Hunt was one of only five golfers to find himself even or better on par four holes throughout the three-day tournament. He also carded eight birdies and registered 34 pars.
Roberts Wesleyan shot a one-over 289 (+1) on the final day of competition to claim the team portion of the championship. 10 teams were within 11 shots of the winning score vying for a spot for the NCAA Division II Championships but the Redhawks finished atop a bunched leaderboard with a three-day total of 889.
Minwoo Park of Concordia (N.Y.) ran away with medalist honors with a 68 on the final day to finish with a three-day total of 207 (-9).
Hunt concludes a successful season for the Hawks with Wednesday's result, also highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Across his first five events of the season, Hunt finished no lower than sixth place as an individual.
Last season at the NCAA Regional, Hunt placed seventh out of 107 golfers and finished his third round with a 70 (-2) while carding five birdies.