Towson fell just one stroke shy of its third straight win this season at the Joe Agee Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. over the weekend.
The Tigers posted a final score of 852, taking second behind James Madison University in the 11-team field. William and Mary hosted the tournament and came in third place. The Tribe finished 10 strokes over par for a final score of 862.
The Tigers shot a two-under 282 on the final day.
Junior Sam Stewart, freshman Juan Veloza and sophomore Ryan Seigler all shot a one-under par 70 on Tuesday.
Senior Joe Gunerman finished with a 72, followed by senior Matt Fry who shot a 73.
Stewart claimed second in the field shooting 70, 66, 70, a three-day score of 206.
Veloza followed with a total score of 209, taking third in the field. Veloza has started his freshman season with a scoring average of .25 over par.
Alex Hicks from William & Mary won the individual award, shooting 14-under to finish with a final score of 199, a tournament record. His performance included an ace on the fifth hole of the third round.
“If you think about it this way, in the first and three rounds the score we didn’t count is a 73,” Head Coach Brian Yaniger said. “I think these guys have done a sensational job.”
The Tigers played 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. The team finished at 285 after both the first and second rounds. On Tuesday, the team improved by three strokes on the par 71 course, but left the Tigers one shot shy of their third victory.
“In the last round we played really hard. The scores showed the depth of our team,” Gunerman said. “It was bittersweet because we wanted to win. But it’s tough to win every tournament.”
Yaniger said that his team was a little upset during the award ceremony, despite the second-place finish.
“As they were handing out the awards, it stung a little. We were a little disappointed,” Yaniger said. “But I think what they have done is totally remarkable.”
The Tigers will leave Friday to play in the Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate in Cabo, Mexico.
“We’ll play as well as we can and hopefully do a good job, and make some noise down there,” Yaniger said.