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MU women win William & Mary Invitational

September 11, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The Marshall University women’s golf team won the championship of the William & Mary Invitational Monday afternoon.

The Thundering Herd held off Richmond by one stroke to take the title, as junior Shelby Brauckmuller finished with a 6-under par, 210, to take medalist honors.

The William & Mary Invitational is the sixth tournament win for the Herd under third-year head coach Brooke Burkhammer.

“It was another great day for the Herd,” coach Burkhammer said. “Wasn’t our best but I always tell them every shot counts. Today was proof of that. We fought hard and I can’t be more proud of them.”

Burkhammer said she was thrilled for Brauckmuller.

“Shelby is a such a player and was huge for us this week with the under par rounds,” Burkhammer said. “Marshall women’s golf is going in the right direction and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season ends up. Herd wins!”

Brauckmuller’s score of 210 is a personal best and as well as her first collegiate win. It was also her seventh career finish in the top 10.

Marshall scored a program-best 290 in the second round on Sunday. Brauckmuller tied for the most birdies in the tournament with 12. Sophomore Kerri Parks and freshman Jackie Schmidt recorded seven birdies each.

Marshall returns to the golf course on Sept. 17-18 at the Pirate Collegiate Classic at East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina.

Men’s soccer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Marshall men’s soccer team takes to the road at No. 10 Virginia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Thundering Herd is 2-2-1 and the Cavaliers enter at 1-0-2.

“We’re all very glad to have a match coming up so we can take out some of our frustrations from Friday,” Herd head coach Chris Grassie said. “I thought we played well, and did enough to win the match against FIU, with just a few errors that cost us. We’ve had some time off this weekend, and we saw at training today, the guys are again chomping at the bit.”

The Herd fell in overtime to the FIU Panthers, 2-1.

Marshall is 0-5 all-time against Virginia.

The last time these two teams met was 2004 in Charlottesville.

Men’s golf

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University’s golf team is tied for sixth in a 15-team field after Monday’s first round of the Joe Feaganes Invitation at the Guyan Golf & Country Club.

Thundering Herd freshman Isaac Prine, playing as an individual, is tied for third after shooting 4-under par, 67.

Wichita State leads the field at 17-under, led by leader Adrien Michellod, who shot 7-under, 64.

The tournament concludes Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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