Men's golf ninth at Joe Agee

By Cooper Sutton

Sports Editor

The men’s golf team participated in the Joe Agee Invitational on Saturday and Sunday and in the Richmond Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday. William & Mary and Richmond hosted the tournaments.

The Orange and Blue took ninth place out of the 14 teams in the Joe Agee Invitational, finishing with 605 in the two rounds of play. Old Dominion held the lowest score of the weekend with 578.

On Sunday, the five golfers combined to shoot a 310 in the first round. The team shot a 295 in the final round Sunday, which raised it one spot on the leader board.

Jon Hartman ’13 put up the best numbers of any Bison in Fairfax, hitting a combined 144 over the two days. He tied for the seventh-lowest individual score at the tournament.

The Bison struggled at the Richmond Intercollegiate, coming in 11th place out of the 11 teams there. Richmond won the tournament at Independence Golf Club in Richmond with a total team score of 855. The Bison trailed significantly with a score of 928.

Although the score seems like the team played very poorly, the conditions of the course played a factor.

“Richmond was one of the tougher tournament fields that our team will see all year, so although we didn’t play as well as we expected, our low finish was a bit misleading,” J.J. Szmadzinski ’12 said.

Szmadzinski led all Bison in scoring in Richmond, posting a total of 223. He tied for 29th in individual scoring.

“I kept the ball in play and made quite a few birdies over the course of the tournament which always helps,” Szmadzinski said.

The team will not play again until November when it takes part in the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.

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