SILVIS, Illinois — Members of the Cardinal Stritch men's golf team keep taking turns contending in tournaments this spring and Monday it was Tyler Church's turn to lead the Wolves. And his timing couldn't have been better.
His 1-under-par 71 at the TPC at Deer Run — the 6,538-yard version of the course the PGA Tour golfers play each July — helped Cardinal Stritch fire a blistering 294 and left him one shot behind Joey Medora of Holy Cross (Ind.) entering Tuesday's final round. The Wolves will nurse a 13-stroke advantage over Purdue-Northwest (Indiana) when the closing round gets underway.
In addition to a 71 from its No. 5 golfer, Cardinal Stritch also counted a 73 from Matt Chiasson and a pair of 75s from Brian Murtagh and Joaquin Diaz. Antonio Maciel, who won last week's Marian (Ind.) Invitaional, had his 76 tossed on a day when all five Wolves golfers finished among the top 10.
Final-round play begins at 9 a.m.