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Lutes 15th After Day 3 at NCAA Golf Championships

Lutes 15th After Day 3 at NCAA Golf Championships

Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jordan Brajcich led the Pacific Lutheran University men's golf team in day three of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships in Grandover Resort on Thursday, as the Lutes sit 15th overall heading into Friday's final round.

Brajcich shot a 73 on the day, shaving off four strokes from rounds one and two. The first-year currently sits 62nd overall with a three-round tally of 227 (77-77-73). Austin Darnell sits 20th overall after carding a 77 during Thursday's round, owning a score of 219 (74-68-77) through three rounds.

"I was really proud of how I trusted the adjustments I made after yesterday's round," said Brajcich. "The last couple of days were a big struggle for me so it was really nice to have chances to score today. The putter has been rolling really well for me the last three days and now that I made some adjustments with my swing I'm really excited to go out tomorrow and try and shoot something low."

Mitchell Baldridge and Luke Hall both shot a 77 while Jared Beals finished the day with an 81. Beals currently sits 66th on the leaderboard with a 228 (76-71-81) while Baldridge lurks three shots back with a 231 (76-78-77). Hall heads into the final round with a 254 (86-91-77) for the tournament.

The Lutes sit 15th in the team standings with a tally of 901 (303-294-304). Methodist University owns a 10-stroke lead on the field with an 863 (294-287-282) with Washington & Lee University (292-289-292) sitting in second place with a score of 873.

"All of us are excited to finish strong tomorrow and climb the leaderboard."

The Lutes finish off the NCAA Championships tomorrow, teeing off at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time).