SPRING 2015: One of three golfers to compete for Army West Point at all six spring tournaments … led the Black Knights at the Patriot League Championships with a tied for third finish … carded a 70-70-77—217 (+1) to earn All-Patriot League First Team honors … won the Gary Freeman Invitational a four-over … tied for fourth at the Met Intercollegiate with 154 strokes … also had a tied for fourth finish at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational where he went seven-under … totaled a 71-78—149 at the Bandon Dunes Championship … carded a 74-74-78—226 at the Seahawk Invitational to place tied for 23rd … totaled 16 rounds in the spring and had the team’s second-lowest average of 73.29 … named the team’s Most Valuable Golfer.
FALL 2014: Teed-off for Army in all three fall tournaments and in the Star match against Navy … part of first-place team at Colgate Invitational … finished third at four-over … carded a season-low round of 69 (-3) on final day of tournament … tied for 31st at the Doc Gimmler (+4) … team finished fourth overall … was six-over at the ETSU Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate … paired with Eric Peng for Army-Navy four-ball … topped Terry and Allen 6-and-5 for Army’s first point of the weekend … the duo shared AAA Athlete of the Week honors due to performance … topped Navy’s David Won in Army-Navy singles 3-and-2 … totaled eight rounds in the fall and 584 strokes … averaged a score of 73.00.
SPRING 2014: Second Team All-Patriot League ... competed in 12 rounds totaling 926 strokes ... averaged a score of 77.17 ... tied for 8th at the Patriot League Championships with a 79-68-74--221 (+11) ... lowest round of the spring was 68 during the second day of the Patriot League Championships ... Patriot League Golfer of the Month, Nov. 2013.
FALL 2013: Played in 15 rounds over five tournaments ... led the team with a 72.93 scoring average ... named Patriot League Golfer of the Month for October ... carded a team-best four rounds under par ... shot a team-best -3 twice ... fired a 66 in the first round of the Stars & Stripes Invitational ... posted a 69 in the second round of the Colgate Invitational ... took medalist honors at the Stars & Stripes Invitational with a 66-67-72--205 (-2) ... ran his record to 4-0 versus Navy with a pair of victories ... partnered with Harrison Florence for a 3 and 1 win during four-ball competition ... authored a 3 and 2 win during individual play.
SPRING 2013: Competed in six events ... earned Patriot League Rookie of the Year accolades ... finished second at the league championships to claim first-team honors and Rookie of Year status ... totaled +4 at the championship and is Army's second Rookie of the Year ... placed in the top-8 in three events ... shot 72-73-75--220 at Saucon Valley and was the low rookie finisher ... won the Last Chance Classic at West Point Golf Course ... rebounded from a 78 and shot a 72 to win the event, his first collegiate victory ... placed eighth at the Wildcat Invitational ... rounds of 75-76-73--223 was +11 for the championship ... tied for 11th at the Triumph at Pauma Valley ... shot 74-77-72--223 and was +10 ... opened the spring season with a tie for 17th at the Gary Freeman Invitational ... rounds of 79-74-79--232 ... tied for 18th at the Lafayette Invitational ... followed up a 78 with a 74 to finish at 152.
FALL 2012:Competed in four tournaments and one dual match ... secured two points in his first Army-Navy match ... won his singles match 2-up ... teamed with Eric Peng for an impressive 5&4 victory as Army posted an 8.5-2.5 victory ... tied for ninth at the Service Academy Classic ... consistent weekend with rounds of 77-76-75--228 to help Army share the team title with Air Force at Trump National in Colts Neck, N.J. ... was +12 for the championship ... career-best round of 68 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate ... started the tournament with a two-under-70, shot an 80 in the second round and concluded play with a four-under-par 68 ... was +2 for the championship and tied for 23rd ... closed the season with a tie for 22nd at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate ... rounds of 72-75--147 was +5 for the championship.
MISC: Born in St. Louis Park, Minn. ... now calls Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home ... 2012 graduate of Ponte Vedra High ... son of Dan and Camilla Plunkett ... has one brother, Matthew (18) ... started playing golf when he was 4 ... named the St. John's County Golfer of the Year ... earned four letters as member of the golf team ... three-year team captain of HS team (sophomore, junior and senior year) ... Marcus is first member of his family to embark on a military career ... served as a teen court lawyer ... enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, wake boarding, snow skiing and playing basketball in his free time ... majoring in management.
Getting To Know Marcus Plunkett
Why West Point: Gave me the best opportunity to both serve my nation and play division 1 golf
Favorite spot at West Point: Redoubt 4 because of the beautiful view
Favorite mess hall meal: Chicken Patty
Most memorable training experience: CLDT
Favorite Golf Tournament (to play in or watch): to play, Army vs. Navy to watch the Masters
Dream golfing foursome and location: My dad, brother and grandfather at Augusta
Golf would be better if... they played music
Military aspirations: Serve my country to the best of my abilities
I spent the summer: living the dream on the golf course and the beach
Why is the golf team the best athletic team: We are a brotherhood like no other
Favorite part about training: Pushing myself to the best of my abilities