Athens, Ga. - Western Carolina junior Dylan MacQueen carded a tournament-low round of 7-under par, 65, in the second round to charge up the individual leader board to a third-place finish, guiding the Catamounts (297-291 = 588) to an eighth-place showing at the Southern Intercollegiate that concluded Monday at the par-72, 6,917-yard Athens Country Club.
MacQueen fired a two-over par, 74, over the first 18 holes before shooting a career-low round of 65 in the second round to leap 29 positions in the final standings. MacQueen's stellar second 18 holes tied for the second-best single-round in program history, matching the 65 rounds shot by Tanner Briele at the Furman Intercollegiate in the spring of 2010 and Matt Cook at the Liberty / Frank Landrey Invitational in the 2006-07 season.
MacQueen overcame five bogies and a double-bogey with five birdies in the first round to shoot 2-over par, 74. The Woodstock, Ontario, native then bounced back in the second, countering two bogies with seven birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 444-yard sixth. All told, MacQueen finished tied for the most birdies with a dozen.
Sophomore Lawson King carded consecutive rounds of 2-over par, 74, to finish in a tie for 35th overall for the Catamounts with a two-round score of 148. King recorded six birdies and an eagle during Monday's 36-hole event.
Rounding out WCU's scoring five were second-year striker Mark David Johnson (72-80) and junior Jackson Bishop (77-75) who both finished tied for 52nd with matching scores of 152, while junior Bright Julamool came home 78th at 160 (83-77).
Combined, four of WCU's scoring five -- Bishop, Johnson, King, and MacQueen -- each recorded eagles on Monday, tying for the most in the tournament field.
Lipscomb claimed team championship honors at the one-day, 36-hole event, edging Florida State by three strokes, 564-to-567. Oklahoma finished third, four strokes off the pace at 568, with Arkansas (571) and Kennesaw State (573) rounding out the top five. Southern Conference members, Chattanooga (577) finished sixth while Furman (596) placed 10th overall.
Kennesaw State's Jake Fendt claimed individual medalist honors by a stroke over Greyson Sigg of Georgia.
Western Carolina returns to action March 24-26 at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C.