Ashburn, VA (September 17, 2016) – Highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 ninth, Loudoun Valley alumni and Longwood freshman Brandon Weaver posted his first collegiate under-par round as the Longwood men’s golf team completed play Tuesday at the 2016 Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational played at the 6,345-yard, par 70 Berry Hills Country Club.
Playing his first collegiate event, Weaver used two birdies and an eagle to card a one-under par 69 for his first collegiate sub-70 and under-par round. Weaver’s play led the Lancers to a 12-shot improvement from Monday’s opening round, completing the final round with a 10-over par team score of 290.
Longwood opened a stretch of four tournaments in a four-week span by carding a 54-hole total of 61-over par (302-309-290—901) to climb to 14th on the team leaderboard. Eastern Kentucky (833; -7) captured the team title, as the lone team in the 16-team field to finish under-par. Virginia Tech (841; +1), Dayton (843; +3), Marshall (854; +14) and Bowling Green (856; +16) rounded out the top five.
“I believe today is a much better indication of where we are as a team,” said Longwood head coach Kevin Fillman. “We still made a number of silly mistakes and didn’t play anywhere near our full potential, but we did compete and show a little fight.”
With his under-par round, Weaver saw his name move up 24 spots on the leaderboard to finish the tournament t-52 and post Longwood’s best finish. Starting his round on the par-4 16th, Weaver played his final eight holes of the day at two-under and the par-5’s at three-under, including his eagle on the par-5 ninth.
“The key to my round today was getting up and down as well as the eagle,” Weaver said. “That eagle on nine was huge because I made bogeys on No. 5 and 7, so the eagle was a huge confidence boost going into the back nine to get my round under par.”
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