Herd Drops to Sixth after Day 2
Two Marshall players tied for 19th at Pinehurst Intercollegiate
March 10, 2014
PINEHURST, N.C. – Senior Brian Anania (Hurricane, W.Va.) and freshman Clark Robinson (South Windsor, Conn.) sit as part of a four-way tie for 19th place with two-day totals of 13-over-par 154 after competing in the second round at Pinehurst No. 2, Monday, in Pinehurst, N.C.
With help from Anania’s and Robinson’s leading scores, Marshall men’s golf is in a two-way tie with Richmond for sixth place out of a 10-team field at 59-over 623. The Herd sits 32 strokes behind leader No. 50 UNCG (GolfStat.com), which shot a 9-over 289 to bring its combined total to 27-over 591.
The team enjoyed a unique opportunity to play at par-70, 7,268-yard Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. Marshall coach Matt Grobe commented on the state of the course.
“What a great day for golf,” Grobe said. “Pinehurst No. 2 was in great shape and the weather was ideal. What a great opportunity for our players to get a look at a course that is going to host the U.S. Open in three months. We played much better today, even though the score didn’t show it.”
After Day 2 Marshall stands:
Jeremy Rogers (individual) – T23 (79, 76 – 155)
“This was an incredible test for our team,” Grobe said. “I am really looking forward to tomorrow. We haven’t really played our best golf yet this spring and I hope tomorrow we can put together a great final round.”
Play concludes in the final round tomorrow at Pinehurst No. 8. Live stats during will be available through GolfStat.com.