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W&M Men's Golf Improves Five Spots to 12th After Final Round of Wendy's Kiawah Classic
Updated: Saturday 11/01/2011 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary men's golf team shot up the rankings Tuesday at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic, ascending five spots to finish 12th out of 21 teams after turning in an outstanding third and final round.  The Tribe's 300 (+12) on the final day of competition was the fourth-best round of the day, behind only the top three teams, and enabled the College to finish at 926 overall (+62).  Campbell and Kennesaw State tied for the top spot at 881 (+17), and the individual race also had a tie for first after both Vaita Guillaume of Campbell and Andres Pumariega of George Washington finished at 214 (-2).

Junior Jeremy Wells (Hopewell, Va.) led the way for the Tribe with a one-under 71 in his final round of the fall, moving up to finish ninth in the individual standings (220, +4).  Through 15 rounds of golf in the fall, Wells is averaging 73.73 strokes per round, which would rank seventh on the College's all-time single-season listing.  Sophomore Patrick Leisure (Charlottesville, Va.) continued his steady improvement on the week, cutting another two strokes to shoot 75 on Tuesday and improve to a tie for 40th overall at 231 (+15).  Freshman Alex Hicks (Cape May Court House, N.J.) had his toughest round of the tournament at 81, but still finished third for the Tribe at 235 overall and tied for 52nd.  Sophomore Nick Schafer (Arlington, Va.) shot a 76 in his best round of the week, and junior Spencer Kushner (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) also turned in his best scorecard with a 78.

With the fall schedule now complete, the Tribe will head indoors for conditioning and training before resuming the competition season in February.

Wendy's Kiawah Classic - 54 Holes
Turtle Point Golf Course - Par 72, 7,061 Yards

Top Five Teams
T1. Campbell 881 (+17)
T1. #40 Kennesaw State 881 (+17)
3. Jacksonville State 891 (+27)
4. Charleston Southern 900 (+36)
5. George Washington 911  (+47)
12. William and Mary 926 (+62)

Top Five Individuals
T1. Andres Pumariega (GWU) 214 (-2)
T1. Vaita Guillaume (CAMP) 214 (-2)
3. Patrick Newcomb (MSU) 215 (-1)
4. Jacobo Pastor (CSU) 216 (E)
T5. Grant Houser (CAMP) 218 (+2)
T5. Michael Powell (IUPUI) 218 (+2)

W&M Individuals
9. Jeremy Wells 220 (+4)
T40. Patrick Leisure 231 (+15)
T52. Alex Hicks 235 (+19)
T88. Nick Schafer 243 (+27)
103. Spencer Kushner 262 (+46)

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