FARMVILLE, Va. — The No. 13 Washington and Lee Men’s Golf Team competed in the Hampden-Sydney Fall Invitational and placed second as a team. Teddy Ross (Alexandria, Va. / The Potomac School) and Evan Owen (Germantown, Md./Gonzaga) tied for eighth, eight over par, Sunday afternoon.
The 36-hole invite was played over two days at The Manor Golf Club in Farmville, a par-72 course that covers 6,643 yards.
After the first 18 holes, Ross was tied for tenth at five overs but hit four on day two to move up two places in the final standings for a 77-75—152 (+8) final card.
Stone Sheakley (Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill) tied Ross’ score on Sunday and finished just outside the top 10 with a +9 final card (78-75—153).
After day one, Owan tied for fourth (74(+2)) then fell two spots over the final 18 holes to eighth (74-78—152+8).
Owan birdied the sixteenth hole to tie four for eighth, the Generals birdied 26 times and hit the best of five competing teams on par-5s, they averaged 4.88 (-5) strokes per hole.
Hampden-Sydney College (B) won the team title with a score of 305-301—606 (30) and the Generals (B) trailed by three strokes to take second place, 309-300—609. W&L’s score in the second round was the best 18 holes in the team tournament.
In individual competition, Justin Larue (-8), William Hoover (E) and Scott Jordan (+5) from Longwood University took the top three spots in the standings.
Sheakley (78-75—153 (+9)) played tied for a team record 23 times. Elias Malakoff (Mercer Island, Wash./Seattle Academy) birdied on seven holes, the second most in the tournament behind Larue’s ten.
Malakoff’s round (85-73—158 (+14)) on Sunday (73, +1) was W&L’s best performance and fifth-best Mansion card.