Golf: Record performances aplenty in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational

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William and Mary posted a collective six-under-par through all three rounds of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational Tues., Sept. 10, finishing seventh overall out of the 16 teams participating and posting a score (846) that tied the fourth-lowest in the history of the program.

The team started its first tournament of the season off strong, scoring two-under on its opening round and four-under in the second. Senior Ben Morris fired a three-under 68 and junior Otto Voettiner shot a career-low two-under 69 to get the team going in the morning. Fellow junior Trevor Hecht followed up with a career-best three-under 68 in the second round and sophomore Matthew Feinstein added a two-under 69 to put the Tribe in seventh place after the first day of the event. Freshman Jimmy Taylor also played as an individual in his first college match and earned a 139 (-3) after 36 holes to secure 21st position going into the final round.

Each Tribe golfer in the scoring lineup scored one or more rounds at or under par on day one. Morris led the event with 28 pars in his first two rounds and the team’s total score after two rounds (562, -6) earned the third-lowest mark in program history. Their second-round total (280, -4) also placed 11th all-time.

Morris and Voettiner again paced the Tribe in the final round, recording two-under and one-under respectively to keep the team at seventh. Taylor faltered slightly on the final day, shooting one-over to finish 38th with a 214 (+1). Feinstein carded a one-under 70 to tie Taylor, and senior Walker Campbell rounded out the lineup with scores of 218 (+5).

Voettiner paced the field in Par 4 scoring (-3) and his 211 (-2) for the weekend marks his lowest tournament score for the College. Morris’ 211 also set a career low and the team as a whole scored even par on Par 4s for the tournament, tying the best of any team.

The College will return to action at the Davidson Intercollegiate at River Run Golf Club in Davidson, N.C., Sept. 23 at 9 a.m.