Herd Men’s Golf Finishes Hummingbird Intercollegiate
Weiss with third top five finish of the fall
Final Results (PDF)
SAPPHIRE – N.C. – The Marshall men’s golf team wrapped up the Hummingbird Intercollegiate tied for seventh overall at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Tuesday afternoon. Senior Alex Weiss finished in the top five for the third consecutive tournament.
The Thundering Herd had to finish the final six holes of the second round Tuesday morning as the first day was suspended due to darkness. The team then went right out and played the third round and improved by a combined 10 strokes from round two.
Weiss shot a 5-under 66 in the first round, tied for the fourth best single-round in the tournament’s history. He came back with a 2-under 69 in round two and then a 1-under 70 in the third round and finished just three shots back off the lead. He recorded 13 birdies overall and scored an eagle on the 12th and 14th holes in round two. Weiss has finished in the top five in each of the Herd’s tournaments in the fall. Thomas Frazier and Ben Roeder each jumped up double-digit places on the leaderboard in the final round.
Gardner-Webb won the team competition with a combined 4-over 856. Colby Patton of Clemson took home the individual award after finishing with an 11-under 202.
Head Coach Matt Grobe
“Alex (Weiss) had a great tournament! He has gotten off to such a hot start this year. We actually played well in the first and last round, but that couldn’t help offset a really poor second round. This was the second tournament in a row that we have played one bad round that hurt us. We have got to play more consistent round to round.”
FROM THE LEADERBOARD: 13 teams, 87 players
T7 – Marshall University 292+301+291=884
4 – Alex Weiss 66+69+70=205
T31 – Cole Moore 75+73+73=221
T45 – Thomas Frazier 76+75+73=224
T58 – Ben Roeder 78+77+72=227
T66 – Cameron Root 72+80+77=229
T82 – Bradley Plaziak 82+82+76=240
Marshall heads back out on the course Oct. 9-10 at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate in Bridgeport, W.Va.