Sept. 3, 2012
VERONA, N.Y. - The Army golf team, led by top-25 finishes from Matt Philie and Anthony Kim, opened its fall season with a ninth-place showing at the Fourth Annual Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate.
Philie posted Army's lone under-par round and tied for 24th, along with Kim, at the par-72, 7,105-yard Robert Trent Jr. designed Kaluhyat Course.
Army posted its best score with a 295 in the second round, sandwiched around rounds of 301 and 314 and finished at 910 in the 13-team field.
Host Missouri claimed the team title, blistering the course for a 22-under-par total of 842. Louisville was second (861), followed by Memphis (866), Central Connecticut State (890) and Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (891).
Jace Long of Missouri won the event, firing rounds of 66-66-69 for a 15-under-par total of 201, 10 strokes in front of Antoine LeSauc of Louisville.
Philie and Kim were both seven-over-par for the championship in Army's first event of the season.
Philie, the lone senior on the squad, posted a two-under-par 70 in his second round, after opening with a 78. He closed with a 75 for a 223 total.
Kim, a junior, improved his score in each round. He began with a 76 and closed with a 74 and 73.
Sophomore Robby Hill had two of Army's better rounds with a 73 and 72 in his first 36 holes and then closed with an 81 for a 226.
Junior Brandon Baerwaldt tied for 55th with a 238 after rounds of 74-79-85 while freshman Marcus Plunkett was 69th in his college debut. Plunkett had rounds of 81-88-87--256.
Freshman Brandon Roberts competed as an individual and was 68th. Roberts shot 87-88-80--255.
Army will have a quick turnaround and play Columbia, Saturday in Tuxedo, N.Y. The format is expected to be similar to the Ryder Cup with four-ball and singles matches.
9 ARMY 301-295-314--910
T24. Matt Philie, 78-70-75--223
T24. Anthony Kim, 76-74-73--223
T32. Robby Hill, 73-72-81--226
T55. Brandon Baerwaldt, 74-79-85--238
69. Marcus Plunkett, 81-88-87--256
68. Brandon Roberts, 87-88-80--255
Individuals are listed in italics