Silvis, Ill. – College of Coastal Georgia men's golfer Paxton Shuman shot an 82 in the third round Thursday afternoon at the NAIA Men's Golf Championship taking place here at the TPC Deere Run course.
Shuman was the only Coastal Georgia golfer who played in the third round as the Mariners didn't qualify for the final two rounds as a team after missing the 36-hole cut.
Normally, the field is cut to the low 17 teams after three rounds. But with Wednesday's second round getting postponed because of severe weather, the round had to be finished Thursday morning and thus the third round was delayed until the afternoon.
Tournament officials elected to go ahead and reduce the field to the low 17 teams and top 40 individual players after 36 holes so that the third round could be finished on time and Friday's fourth and final round could remain on schedule.
The Mariners were in 22nd place after two rounds while Shuman was tied for 17th in the individual standings.
The Coastal Georgia senior had carded back-to-back 75 scores for a 150 total through 36 holes. However, he shot 82 in the third round and dropped into a tie for 52nd on the leaderboard.
Shuman will try to rebound Friday as he competes for the Mariners for the final time.