Sophomore Korey Ward Wins The Marshall Invitational

Korey Ward picked up his first collegiate victory.

Korey Ward picked up his first collegiate victory.

Sept. 11, 2012


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. --- Xavier University sophomore Korey Ward won his first collegiate individual title with a one-stroke victory in Xavier's first event of the fall season, the Marshall Invitational. Ward earned medalist honors with a three-round total of 9-under-par 204 (69-66-69) at the Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington, W.Va. Xavier finished in a tie for seventh place as a team with a three-round total of 867 (289-288-290).

"It's great to get a victory in the first event," said Ward. "Hopefully that sets the tone for a very successful fall. It feels good because it was a very good field. We play a tough schedule week in and week out."

The Musketeers had another player finish in the top 20 as senior Aaron Siekmann shot a 1-over-par 214, which tied him for 16th place overall.  Junior Yuki Kato finished 59th at 224, freshman Nicholas Crozier was 67th at 227 and sophomore Jesse Heinly was 75th at 228. Sophomore Tanapol Vattanapisit played as an individual and tied for 64th place with a 225.

Xavier hits the road later this week for the Golfweek Invitational, which will be held September 16-18 in Burlington, Iowa.