Men’s golf finishes first day of tourney in sixth place

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While Marshall University’s men’s golf team finished sixth after the first day of the Mountaineer Intercollegiate tournament, junior Clark Robinson leads the field in individuals.

Robinson, who shot a 3-under par 69 for the Herd, converted five birdies during the first round and has a one shot lead over three other players.

“Clark played a great round today,” head coach Matt Grobe said in a press release. “He hit the ball well and made some really nice putts.”

Despite poor play from some of the team, the Herd sits in the top half of the 14-team tournament with one round remaining.

“It was a really tough golf course today,”Grobe said. “The team battled hard, and we’re looking forward to tomorrow.”

Penn State University, the 11th ranked team in the country, leads in the team competition after shooting a 6-over total score of 294.

The final round will begin Tuesday with a shotgun start scheduled for 9 a.m.