HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Buoyed by their lowest round in nearly a year, the Belmont men's golf team moved up three spots and finished in a tie for seventh place at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational held this week at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington, West Virginia. In addition, two BU golfers, seniors Daniel Booker and Noah Trenkler earned top-five finishes.
In Tuesday's final round, the Bruins posted a team score of 284 to move up three places and finish in a tie for seventh place with Wright State and Longwood at 570. It was the team's lowest 18-hole score since last year's Marshall Invitational. Wichita State won the team title sat 549, while Eastern Kentucky was second at 555.
Seniors Booker and Trenkler led the squad as each tied for third place with a score of 137. Trenkler, nearly two years removed from his last competitive rounds due to an leg injury, carded a four-under par 67 on Tuesday to post his first top-five finish since fifth at this tournament in 2015. Booker shot a two-under 69 to earn his first top-five finish of his career. Each finished three shots behind the tournament medalist, Zac Owens of Wichita State.
Freshman Coleman Jones competed as an individual and tied for 53rd place at 146.
The men's golf team is back on the course next Monday and Tuesday, September 17-18, at the Memphis intercollegiate in Memphis, Tennessee.