Addison Manring, a sophomore from Stoneville, shot an even-par 72, closing with a birdie on the 18th hole to help Guilford pull within two shots of co-leaders Illinois Wesleyan and Huntingdon after three rounds at the NCAA Division III Championships.
Guilford heads into Friday’s final round at par-72 Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky., alone in third place among 18 teams that made the cut. The Quakers have three players among the top 10 in the individual standings.
Manring, the 2018 ODAC champion, is tied for fourth place at 1-over after consistent rounds of 73, 72 and 72. He’s four shots behind leader Sam Goldenring of Williams College, who shot 2-under 70 in the third round and is 3-under for the tournament. Huntingdon’s Drew Mathers is in second place, two shots back after a 72.
Guilford’s Josh Hill, a senior from Colorado, is tied for sixth at 2-over after a third-round 75.
ODAC player of the year James Mishoe, a junior transfer from UNCG, is tied for eighth place. Mishoe, the No. 1 ranked D-III player in the nation, bogeyed his final hole Thursday and settled for an even-par 72.
Guilford’s fourth scorer, sophomore Louis Lambert, shot an 81 with 10 bogeys Thursday, one day after an even-par 72. He’s tied for 63rd.
Guilford’s players will play the final round in threesomes with players from Huntingdon and Illinois Wesleyan on the 7,190-yard Champion Trace course, teeing off every 10 minutes between 9:20 and 10 a.m. Friday.
This is Guilford’s 24th appearance in the NCAA Championships in the last 28 years. The Quakers finished second in 2017 and fifth last year. The program won national titles in 2002 and 2005.
Greensboro College’s Scott Campbell, a junior from Kernersville, qualified as an individual. He shot back-to-back rounds of 77 and missed the cut.