Mercer Finishes in Seventh-place Tie at Division III Championships, Takes First-team All-America Award

Mercer Finishes in Seventh-place Tie at Division III Championships, Takes First-team All-America Award

Complete Individual Results

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Susquehanna University's senior Mitch Mercer (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) finished in a seventh-place tie out of 190 players at the 2009-10 NCAA Division III men's golf championships, held at Hershey Country Club-East Course and Hershey Links from May 11-14.

Mercer earned a Division III Golf Coaches Association of America/PING first-team All-America honor immediately following the NCAA championships, one year after a third-team All-America award.

Mercer carded a day-one score of 79 on the par-71, 6,984-yard Hershey Country Club course to tie for 78th place, but he moved up drastically to a fourth-place tie with a Susquehanna-record round of 66 on Day Two at the par-72, 6,837-yard Hershey Links.

He slipped back slightly to a seventh-place tie on Day Three with a 74, also at Hershey Links, and maintained that position with a 71 at Hershey Links on Day Four.

The 66 on Day Two was the best round turned in by any golfer at this year's event.

He finished the championships with a 3-over-par combined score of 290.

Mercer competed as an individual only at these NCAA championships, meaning SU was not eligible for any team awards.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' sophomore Tain Lee (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal), also competing as an individual only, was the overall winner with a combined 7-under-par score of 280.

End of season