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Spiders Tie For 12th at Marshall Invitational
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 09/11/2012
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The University of Richmond Spiders men's golf team started the season tying for 12th at the Marshall Invitational on Tuesday.  The Spiders shot a three-round total of 877 (+25), while Virginia Tech won the 16-team event with a score of 836 (-16).

Headlining Richmond's effort at the 43rd Annual Marshall Invitational was senior Nick Austin, who tied for 23rd.  Austin carded rounds of 75-71-71 to end the two-day tournament with a total of 217 (+4).

Making charges up the leaderboard on Tuesday were a pair of underclassmen for the Spiders - freshman David Germann and sophomore Austin Romeo.  Making his collegiate debut, Germann carded a final round 71 (E) to tie for 44th with a total of 221 (+8).  Playing in just his second tournament for the Spiders, Romeo also shot a final round 71 (E) on Tuesday, ending the event in a tie for 53rd with a total of 222 (+9).

Junior Jack Wilkes finished the 54-hole tournament in a tie for 59th place with a score of 224 (+11), while sophomore Colin McDade tied for 67th with a total of 227 (+14).

The Richmond Spider men's golf team will next be in action on September 24-25, when the team will play in the VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club.  For all the latest on Spider men's golf, follow the team on Twitter and "Like" the team's Facebook page.

43rd Annual Marshall Invitational
Guyan Golf Club - Par 71
Final Team Standings
1. Virginia Tech 836 (-16)
T2. Ohio State 853 (+1)
T2. Marshall 853 (+1)
4. Miami (OH) 862 (+10)
T5. Toledo 865 (+13)
T5. Western Kentucky 865 (+13)
T12. Richmond 877 (+25)

Richmond Golfers
T23. Nick Austin 217 (+4)
T44. David Germann 221 (+8)
T53. Austin Romeo 222 (+9)
T59. Jack Wilkes 224 (+11)
T67. Colin McDade 227 (+14)

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