Men’s golf team finishes second in tourney due to inclement weather

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Marshall University’s men’s golf team was declared the runner-up of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate in Sapphire, North Carolina as the final round was canceled Monday due to inclement weather.

Rain from Sunday and continuing through the night and into Monday morning prompted officials to cancel the final round.

The Herd took second place after finishing with a combined 5-under par score of 279, three shots back of Wofford College who took home the team award.

Junior Clark Robinson finished in a three-way tie for second with a 4-under 67 while Oskar Lundgren of Brevard College won the individual medal after shooting a 5-under 66 Sunday.

Head coach Matt Grobe  said he was pleased all the way around with his team’s performance.

“It was a really good tournament for us,” Grobe said. “Clark played an excellent round, but the difference today was the other guys really stepped up, and we put a good number on the board.”

The Hummingbird Intercollegiate was the final tournament of the fall season for the Herd.

“We were disappointed that the final round was cancelled, but the course was unplayable,” Grobe said. “I am happy with a runner-up finish to end the fall season, and hopefully, this will give us some momentum heading into the spring.”

Next up for Marshall will be the Davidson Invitational Feb. 29 through March 1.