Solid Second Round Seals First Place Finish for Men's Golf

Solid Second Round Seals First Place Finish for Men's Golf

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University took first place in the Glenn Heath Memorial Golf Tournament Tuesday at the at the Williamsburg Golf Club. After two complete rounds, the Marlins posted a 616 (+40), ten strokes lower than the number two team, Randolph-Macon.

On day one of the tournament, the squad shot a 315 which was a single stroke behind the lead. The team then shaved 14 strokes off its scorecard, earning them their first team victory of 2018.

Leading the way was Carter Morgan who shot up 19 spots on the leaderboard during day two, finishing in a tie for second place. The sophomore shot an 81 (+9) on day one before leading everyone on day two with a 70 (-2).

Right behind him was senior Kevin Duffy, whose 153 (+9) clinched him a tie for fourth place. Duffy shot a 76 (+4) on day one before adding one stroke to day two's performance.

Keith Cooper turned in the third best scorecard for the Marlins combining for a 154 (+10) over the two rounds which placed him in a deadlock for seventh. Rounding out the squad was Jakob Keidel's 20th place finish (159/+15) and Jacob Laughlin's 43rd place finish (168/+24).  

The Virginia Wesleyan University 'B Squad' finished after day two's conclusion with its top score turned in by Stone Skeeter. The freshman shot at 161 (+17) which placed him in a tie for 20th.

Men's golf will return to action on Saturday as the team hosts the Marlin Invitational at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk, Va.