Hunter Marshall (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) led the Carlow men’s golf team in a non-conference match at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday.
The Celtics battled through cold, wind and rain at Chapel Hill Golf Course in their first 36-hole competition. They improved by 19 strokes on the back 18, dropping from a 436 to a 417 to score 853 overall.
Marshall shot 158 (83, 75), tied for 29th place.
The Celtics finished seventh of seven teams on the par 72, 6,351-yard course. Davenport University was the team winner, shooting 583 (295, 288).
The Celtics next play at River States Conference rival Point Park on Thursday, April 13, at Quick Silver Golf Course.