Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

April 25, 2014

Concord golfers NCAA tourney bound

INDIANAPOLIS — For the fourth consecutive season, the Concord University men’s golf team has been selected to participate in the NCAA Division II Golf Championships.

The Mountain Lions were one of 10 teams in the Atlantic Region to earn NCAA bids Friday along with Indiana (Pa.), California (Pa.), Charleston, West Chester, Millersville, West Liberty, Gannon, Mercyhurst and Virginia State.

The Atlantic Region programs will join 10 East Region teams at the NCAA Division II Atlantic-East Super Regional hosted by the Mountain East Conference May 5-7 at the Edgewood Country Club in Charleston.

The top three teams and the top two individuals not on an advancing team from each super regional will advance to the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship May 19-23 at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan hosted by Grand Valley State University.

Concord won the inaugural MEC Championship in the regular season. The Mountain Lions finished third at the Ohio Valley Invitational and fourth at the MEC Southern Regional.

Individually, Concord has been led by the trio of senior Evan Muscari, freshman Brady Noland and junior Patrik Leveau.

Muscari earned first team All-MEC honors after a season in which he earned medalist honors in three events including the top spot at MEC Championships. For the season Muscari has produced seven top-10 finishes and an 18-hole scoring average of 74.2.

Noland recorded honored mention all-league accolades in his first season of collegiate golf by registering two top-10 finishes. Noland’s 80.3 18-hole average ranks third for CU in 2014.

Leveau, an All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athlete in 2012-13, has taken part in five events this season resulting in three top-10 finishes and a 77.2 18-hole average. He placed sixth at the MEC Championships.

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