JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's golf team dazzled at the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate over the weekend, tearing down a couple VWU records in the process. The squad played on the Gold Course for day one (par 73 / 7100yds) and moved to the Scarlet Course for day two and three (par 70 / 5900yds).
Keith Cooper was rock solid all weekend, playing not only some of his own best golf, but also some of the program's. Despite the rain on day one, the senior came out just two strokes over par (75). He then took down Virginia Wesleyan single round score record on day two as he shot an impressive 63 (-7). He rolled that momentum into the final day as he came in below par again with a 67 (-3). At the events conclusion, Cooper was named the top individual on the Scarlett Course.
Cooper wasn't the only one to perform well though as every other Marlin turned in scorecards less than 85 all week. Taylor Cunningham had the second best scores of the competition, bettering his score each round. The sophomore shot a 78 on day one, a 74 on day two and finished off with a 70. Jackson Lyons also impressed as he shot an 80-77-77.
Rounding out the squad was Stone Skeeter and Tyler Duncan as both players shaved 12 strokes off their opening day scores. Stone finished out the Intercollegiate with a three-round scorecard of 85-73-78, while Duncan went 84-72-82.
As a team, the squad churned out a 282 on day two, marking the lowest team round in VWU history.
Men's golf returns to action again on Monday as the team heads out to the Glenn Heath Memorial in Williamsburg, Va.