W&L Golf Splits with JMU in Buck Leslie Challenge

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee golf team split with James Madison in the Buck Leslie Challenge held at the Lexington Golf & Country Club on Monday afternoon.

The Generals took the stroke play portion of the challenge, defeating the Dukes by a score of 290-293.  However, JMU took the match play by a total of 7-1.

During the stroke play portion of the event, the Generals were led by junior Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster), who carded an even-par score of 71.  Senior Robert Womble (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) notched a 72, while sophomore Wilson Anthony (Fordyce, Ark./Episcopal) shot a 73.  Senior Matt Langan (Prospect, Ky./Trinity) shot 74 and senior Joe Gibson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) carded a 78 for a score of 290.

In match play, Anthony was the lone General to post a victory when he knocked off JMU’s Chris Wellde, 2&1.

Washington and Lee returns to action on April 18-20 as it participates in the ODAC Championship held at the Bay Creek Golf Club in Cape Charles, Va.

STROKE PLAY
James Madison
Mike Smith 71
Jhonny Montano 73
Chad Mozingo 74
Chris Wellde 75
Mike Meisenzahl 78
JMU TOTAL 293

JMU Individuals
Rich Leeper 70
Jack Bonifant 75
Mat Neely 76

Washington and Lee
Tim Gavrich 71
Robert Womble 72
Wilson Anthony 73
Matt Langan 74
Joe Gibson 78
W&L TOTAL 290

W&L Individuals
Rob Claxton 74
Rand Potter 79
Brad Watts 81
Matt Helton 83
John Davies 91

MATCH PLAY
JMU wins 7-1

Mike Meisenzahl (JMU) d. Joe Gibson (W&L); 3&2
Mike Smith (JMU) d. Robert Womble (W&L); 5&4
Jhonny Montano (JMU) d. Tim Gavrich (W&L); 1 down
Wilson Anthony (W&L) d. Chris Wellde (JMU); 2&1
Chad Mozingo (JMU) d. Rob Claxton (W&L); 7&6
Rich Leeper (JMU) d. Brad Watts (W&L); 1 down
Jack Bonifant (JMU) d. Rand Potter (W&L); 5&4
Matt Neely (JMU) d. Matt Helton (W&L); 8&6

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