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Men’s golf: Tribe wraps up Kingsmill Intercollegiate in 17th

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March 26, 2016

11:07 AM

After sitting at 10th in team standings after one round, William and Mary finished the Kingsmill Intercollegiate with the second round Monday afternoon and the third round Tuesday morning. After round two the Tribe sat at 17th, where it would remain after the third and final round at 889 (+59), 54 strokes behind winner Penn State’s 5-over 845.

The Tribe wouldn’t budge from its team standing, ending the final round at 899 (+59).

Junior Austin Morrison dropped to 11th overall at 143 (+3) after round two despite having the College’s best performance at 74 (+4). Following him on the team was his brother, junior Davis Morrison at 151 (+11), placing at 62nd. Sophomore Bryce Johnson sat back at 82nd at 153 (+13). Johnson and Davis Morrison each posted 76 (+6) Monday. Freshman Will Stewart fell back to 90th after shooting an 80 (+10) to put him at 154 (+14) for the two-day total. Sophomore Alex Shattuck brought up the rear at 97th despite having a better round than Stewart with a 79 (+9), as his total was 156 (+16).

Several members of the Tribe competed as individuals. Leading them was freshman David Hicks, who sat at 32nd at 146 (+6), followed by sophomore Sam Aronoff’s 62nd-place 151 (+11), freshman Gavin deFisser’s 73rd-place 152 (+12) and sophomore Tom Simmonds’s 116th-place score of 160 (+20) at the end of round two.

Entering Tuesday, William and Mary’s score was 600 (+40), 31 strokes behind the tied leaders Tennessee and Penn State, who both held scores of 569. Individually, the Nittany Lions’ Charles Huntzinger held the top spot after two rounds with a 9-under 131.

Austin Morrison stayed at the top of the College leaderboard, finishing the tournament with a 9-over 219, good for a 29th place tie.

The Tribe wouldn’t budge from its team standing, ending the final round at 899 (+59). Austin Morrison stayed at the top of the College leaderboard, finishing the tournament with a 9-over 219, good for a 29th place tie. Davis Morrison followed in a tie for 64th, holding a three-day total of 226 (+16). Stewart finished at 227 (+17), tying at 69th with Aronoff.  Shattuck stayed in the top 100 at the 92nd spot at 231 (+21), followed by Johnson in 100th at 233 (+23).

The individual William and Mary players scored across the board, with Hicks finishing with a 7-over 217 for an 18th-place tie. DeFisser wrapped up at 19-over 229, good for 82nd. Simmonds finished at 240 (+30), ending the tournament in 118th. The individual crown went to Texas Christian’s Paul Barjon at 7-under 203.

The Tribe continues its season in Chandler, Ariz. at the three-round Wyoming Cowboy Classic April 4-5.

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