Royals Improve On Day Two At Ted Keller

Ben Shenk is showing consistency as EMU's No. 1 golfer this year. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Ben Shenk is showing consistency as EMU's No. 1 golfer this year. (photo by Scott Eyre)

Led by senior Troy Hodge (Staunton, Va./Buffalo Gap), EMU's golf men took off six strokes on the final day of the Ted Keller Memorial. The Royals carded a 336 on Sunday on the par-72, 6870-yard Dominion Club in Glen Allen, Va.

Hodge shot a pair of birdies over his first four holes on the final day before adding two more over the final four. His 78 on Sunday continued his marked improvement over his first season on EMU's golf team. Hodge shot a 96 on his first collegiate round just two weeks ago. His two-day total of 163 (+19) at the Ted Keller put him tied for 37th out of 63 golfers.

Ben Shenk (Elkton, Va./Page County) landed an 82 on Saturday and came in at 166 (+22). Christopher Elliott (Beaver Springs, Va./Midd-West) finished at 170 (+26), while Coy Jimenez (Edinburgh, Va./Central) took off five strokes on his final day to card a 181 (+37). Chris Fenn (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen) put together a 184 (+40).

The Royals had a two-day total of 678, holding off Marymount at 689. Randolph-Macon won their own tournament at 604.

The EMU men enjoy a break of three weeks before their final outing of the fall, the VSGA Intercollegiate. That statewide event is Oct. 14 and 15 at the Blacksburg Country Club.