HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The University of Richmond Spider men's golf team started the 2012-13 season at the Marshall Invitational on Monday, coming in 13th place after two rounds of action. The Spiders carded a team total of 588 (+20) through the first 36 holes, while Virginia Tech leads the 16-team tournament with a score of 548 (-20).
Leading the way for the Spiders on the first day of action was senior Nick Austin, who tied for 31st with a two-round total of 146 (+4). Austin, a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection, carded rounds of 75-71 on the first day of the season.
Sophomore Colin McDade had a solid showing for Richmond, tying for 42nd place with a 36-hole total of 147 (+5). Just one stroke back, junior Jack Wilkes will head in to Tuesday's final round tied for 50th with a score of 148 (+6).
Making his collegiate debut, freshman David Germann played well for the Spiders, tying for 59th after the first day with a 150 (+8). Rounding out Richmond's effort was sophomore Austin Romeo, who shot a 151 (+9).
The Richmond Spider men's golf team will look to make a charge up the leaderboard on Tuesday at the Marshall Invitational. For all the latest on Spider men's golf, follow the team on Twitter and "Like" the team's Facebook page.
43rd Annual Marshall
Guyan Golf Club - Par 71
Second Round Team Standings
1. Virginia Tech 548 (-20)
2. Marshall 564 (-4)
3. Ohio State 565 (-3)
4. Western Kentucky 575 (+7)
T5. Xavier 577 (+9)
T5. Miami (OH) 577 (+9)
13. Richmond 588 (+20)