March 3, 2014
Day 1 - Davidson Invitational
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Following Day 1 of competition at the Davidson College Invitational, the Thundering Herd men’s golf team stands at 6th place out of a 14-team field at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C.
“The weather was as bad as I have seen it for a college golf tournament,” coach Matt Grobe said. “By the end of the round most of the players were having problems feeling the club in their hands. It was raining and sleeting and by the end it was snowing. I was very happy with how the guys hung in throughout the round.”
As a group, Marshall put up a 26-over-par 314 in the opening round, 21 strokes behind No. 48 Tennessee (Golfstat.com), which leads the pack at 5-over 293. Next in line is No. 24 Kent State, sitting in second at 16-over 304.
Topping the Herd’s performance for the day was senior Brian Anania (Hurricane), who shot a 2-over 74 to tie with three other golfers for fourth place on the leaderboard.
“Brian had a great round and made a great birdie on his 18th hole when the conditions were the worst to post a solid 74,” Grobe said.
Clark Robinson (South Windsor, Conn.) also finished in the Top-15, tying for 13th with a 4-over 76. Competing as an individual, Tas Sipowski (Jupiter, Fla.) tied for 44th with an 11-over 83.
After Day 1 Marshall stands:
Brian Anania – T4 (74)
Clark Robinson – T13 (76)
Logan Lagodich – T28 (80)
Jeremy Rogers – T49 (84)
Will Evans – T66 (91)
Tas Sipowski – T44 (83)
“I really feel like we played okay for our first competitive round of the spring and I am really looking forward to seeing how much we improve tomorrow,” Grobe said.
The Herd will continue action in the final round, tomorrow, on holes No. 1 and 10 at approximately 10 a.m. at River Run Country Club. Live stats during will be available through GolfStat.com.