MORGANTOWN?- With the departure of several key golfers from last season's successful team, Davis & Elkins College coach Wally Edgell wasn't sure how this year's squad would perform.
But after Tuesday's second-place finish in the Senators' season-opening tournament at Lakeview Resort, Edgell is now a little more optimistic.
"I really though this might be a rebuilding year for us," Edgell said. "But after the way our two freshmen jumped right in there and led us in this tournament, I think we're going to be just fine."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
Davis & Elkins College’s Cameron Boist prepares to putt during tournament action at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.
The two youngsters Edgell spoke of are Sebastian Bendsen from Denmark, and Cameron Boist from the United Kingdom.
Bendsen shot a 65 on Tuesday and finished the tourney with a 143, which was good enough for second overall.
Boist also placed in the top 10, shooting a 148 and collecting a sixth-place finish.
Chris Young also had a solid showing for D&E, finishing in 10th place with a 149.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania won the match with a 583.
The Senators, who shot a school-record 291 round on Tuesday, finished with a 591.
Bluefield State (597), West Liberty (605) and Fairmont State (608) rounded out to the top five.
Wesleyan finished 12th and was led by Logan Kaptis' 161.
"We played against some pretty good teams today," Edgell said.
"Indiana is ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation this season."
Bluefield's Nic Dent was the low medalist for the tourney after carding a 142.
D&E's Phil Rutherford also finished among the top 20 golfers after shooting a 153 for the tourney.
The Senators will return to action on Saturday when they play in the Hal Hansen Invitational at Clarion University (Pa.).