Marlins Win VSGA Intercollegiate

(L to R): Laughlin, Keidel, head coach Rick Bidnick, Morgan, Duffy, Scrimgeour
(L to R): Laughlin, Keidel, head coach Rick Bidnick, Morgan, Duffy, Scrimgeour

Marlins Win VSGA Intercollegiate

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's golf team captured the VSGA Intercollegiate title, taking advantage of an impressive first round of competition.

The Marlins shot a 289 on the first day to hold a three shot lead on Lynchburg College. The Hornets could not keep pace with the Marlins, falling to sixth place after shooting a second-day, 313. Virginia Wesleyan shot a 303 to maintain its pace at the top of the leaderboard, finishing with a two-day 592 (+24). VWU defeated Mary Washington by three strokes.

The 592 shot by the Marlins is tied for the fourth-best round in program history, matching a total shot at Camp Lejeune in March 2004.

Jacob Laughlin paced the Marlins over the two-day event, shooting a 144 (+2) to finish tied for third. He shot a 70 (-1) in the first round, improving his career best by two strokes.

Carter Morgan finished tied for 12th after posting a 147 (+5) during the tournament. After shooting a 76 (+5) on the first day, Morgan finished strong with an even-par 71 in the final round of competition.

Kevin Duffy finished in a tie for 26th after shooting a two-day 151 (+9). He carded a 70 (-1) in the first round, matching a career best for the senior.

Jakob Keidel shot a 153 (+11) at the VSGA Intercollegiate, carding similar scores of 76 (+5) in the first round and 77 (+6) in the second round.

Peter Scrimgeour rounded out the Marlin competitors with a two-day 154 (+12). He shot a 73 (+2) in the first round before finishing with an 81 (+10) on the final day.

Virginia Wesleyan concludes its fall season on October 23-24 at the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial in Greensboro, N.C.