Fuhrer's Medalist Honor Leads Men's Golf to Wilson Team Title

Fuhrer's Medalist Honor Leads Men's Golf to Wilson Team Title

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's golf team notched its first tournament win of the young season by shooting 290 as a team during the second round of the Wilson College Invitational on Monday. The Diplomats entered the final 18 holes tied with Dickinson after both teams posted a score of 292 on Sunday. However, Franklin & Marshall was 18 shots better than the Red Devils on Monday to claim the title with a team score of six-over after all 36 holes.

Jas Fuhrer took home medalist honors after firing a two-under for the tournament. The senior captain was two-under after his opening round on Sunday and backed that up with an even par Monday. His win gives the Diplomats medalist honors during each of their first two tournaments as Shane Lawler was the top individual last weekend. Fuhrer was aided by an eagle on the par-five No. 8 at the Greencastle Golf Club on Monday.

Right behind Fuhrer was teammate Chris Dorey who finished one-over for the tournament. Dorey tied for the lowest score among all golfers during the second round as he carded a one-under (71) to move up four spots in the individual standings. All five of the Diplomats on the scoring team placed among the top 10 players in the field of 46 golfers.

Jack Cooley turned in a top five performance during his collegiate debut. He cut four strokes off his opening round card to finish at even par on Monday and four-over for the tournament. Shane Lawler (+5) and Dylan Gallagher (+8) were eighth and ninth, respectively, in the field. Lawler was consistent throughout the weekend with scores of 74 and 75, while Gallagher was tied with Lawler after the first round and carded a 78 on Monday.  Lawler also took advantage of hole No. 8 with an eagle during Monday's round, in addition to two other birdies. Roy Anderson (+10) and Michael Gallagher (+16) competed as individuals for the Diplomats, placing 13th and 20th overall.

Men's golf will return to action this Saturday as it partakes in the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic. That tournament will once again be a two-round, 36 hole format that wraps up on Sunday, October 2.