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Kern Leads Herd After Day One at Furman Intercollegiate

Brian Anania had two birdies in the first round.

March 22, 2013

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GREENVILLE, S.C. - After round one of the 44th annual Furman Intercollegiate at the Furman University Golf Club, Marshall men's golf sits in 20th with a team score of 310 (+22).

Nathan Kerns led the Thundering Herd, shooting just two strokes over par after bogeying on a par-3 hole four and par-4 hole 17. Kerns is tied for 36th with a score of 74. Brian Anania followed with a score of 78 (+6). He had two birdies in the first round, first on a par-3 hole eight and on the final par-4 hole, and is tied for 82nd.

Tas Sipowski also scored a 78 on day one and finished with the most birdies amongst the Thundering Herd (4). Jeremy Rogers and Logan Lagodich each scored an 80 and are tied for 105th individually.

"It was a tough day today," head coach Matt Grobe said after round one. "The weather wasn't great, but we are kind of used to that. We just didn't come out very strong at the beginning and then by the end of the round we had fallen too many strokes behind and couldn't make up enough ground.

"We are looking forward to tomorrow and are hoping to be able to rally back and play the golf that I know we are capable of."

Virginia Tech leads the 21-team field after having a combined score of 280 (-8). Four players currently hold the top individual spot after day one including Virginia Tech's Trevor Cone, North Florida's MJ Maguire, Western Carolina's J.T. Poston, and Troy's Jake Tucker. They each went four under par, shooting a 68 for the day.

Marshall will return to the Furman University Golf Club for a 1 p.m. ET tee time tomorrow. Be sure to follow live at