March 25, 2012
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.- The Marshall University men’s golf team concluded the FAU Spring Break Classic on Sunday afternoon, finishing the event with a three-round score of 873 that was good enough for ninth place out of 15 teams.
Hosted by Florida Atlantic University at the Fountains Country Club, the event welcomed some of the nation’s top teams to a three-round tournament that lasted from Friday to Sunday. After starting out with a less-than-stellar day one score of 298, the Herd rebounded with a day two mark of 281 that propelled the team five spots forward into eighth place.
Marshall was unable to improve on day three, though, and fell back one spot to finish in ninth place after posting a third round score of 294 that left the team plus-21 for the tournament. Michigan State finished one spot ahead of the Herd in eighth with a total of 869, and nationally ranked Florida State won first place overall with a 23-under tally of 829. The host team, Florida Atlantic, finished one spot behind Marshall in 10th with a team score of 876.
Individually, sophomore Brian Anania paced the squad with a team-best 215 (72, 70, 73) that was good enough for 19th place. Junior Nathan Kerns was second on the team with a 24th place tally of 217 (74, 70, 23), and senior co-captain Bosten Miller – who until this tournament had finished first for the Herd in every other event this spring – ended up tied for 53rd with a score of 223 (76, 74, 73). Sophomore Jeremy Rogers shot a third-best score of 222 (77, 70, 75) that left him tied for 47th, and freshman Tas Sipowski finished fifth on the team with a 59th place 224 (76, 71, 77). Senior co-captain Carson Schambach, who competed as an individual at the Classic, shot an 85th place score of 240 (83, 82, 75).
With both spring break tournaments now completed, the Herd will return to Huntington to prepare for the Kepler Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, on April 14-15. The tournament will be head coach Joe Feagane’s final regular season event before the team heads to the Conference USA Championships on April 22.