W&L's Men's Golf Ties for 19th at the NCAA Championship; Peccie Makes the Cut

Brian Peccie

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men's golf team finished in a tie for 19th on Wednesday and narrowly missed the cut at the NCAA Division III Championship held at the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky.

Though the team's play is finished at the championship, junior Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) made the cut as an individual and will tee off at 9:10 am on Thursday.

Third-ranked Illinois Wesleyan continues to lead the event, posting a 287-291—578 (+2) across the first two rounds.  Guilford climbed into second-place, just four strokes back at 296-286—582 (+60).  Aurora and St. Thomas were the final two teams to make the cut, tying for 17th-place with a score of 620 (+44).  The Top 18 teams make the cut to compete for the championship across the final two rounds.

As a team, W&L finished two strokes back of Aurora and St. Thomas, placing in a tie for 19th-place with St. John Fisher with a two-day score of 312-310—622 (+46).

Methodist's Zane Brownrigg and Wittenberg's Cameron Willis lead the individual portion of the championship.  Both have a -2 score of 142.

Peccie is the top General and will play the final two rounds after carding a score of 75-73—148 (+4) across the first two rounds.  He sits in a tie for 20th out of the 216 golfers in the event.

Junior Sean Puleo (Albany, N.Y. / Albany Academy) shot a two-day score of 75-80—155 (+11) and is tied for 78th, while junior Robert Quinilty (Cypress, Texas / Houston Christian) is tied for 121st with an 81-78—159 (+15). 

Junior Boyd Peete (Henrico, Va. / St. Christopher's) and first-year Austin Sharrett (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Latin) are both tied for 143rd.  Peete carded an 83-79—162 (+18) and Sharrett shot 81-81—162 (+18).

Peccie will play in a grouping with individuals from Williams and St. John's (Minn.) in his third round on Thursday.

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