Lexington, Ky. - The Franklin College men's golf team moved into second place at the midway point of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships behind three rounds in the 70s on Sunday at the University Club of Kentucky Big Blue Course.
The Grizzlies shot two consistent rounds to open the 72-hole championship event. The team compiled a 311 team score during rainy and windy conditions on Saturday. Franklin followed with a 310 score on Sunday to lead third-place Hanover College by one stroke after 36 holes.
Senior Chris Arnold (Quincy, Ind./Cloverdale) led the effort with a one-over-par 73-stroke score on Sunday. He is tied for second place individually at even par. Arnold shot a 71 during Saturday's opening round.
Sophomore Sam Pollock (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute North) carded a 77=-stroke score on Sunday. He birdied the par-4 ninth hole to shoot an even par front nine score.
Senior Joshua Rhoads (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) followed closely behind with a 78-stroke score. He is tied for 16th place individually after two consistent rounds. Sophomore Jack Knue (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) rounded out the team's performance in the second round with an 82-stroke score.
Franklin leads fourth-place Mount St. Joseph University by seven shots.
The HCAC Championships concluded with the final two rounds at the Anderson Country Club from May 2-3.