Herd in Seventh after Day One of Irish Creek Collegiate|
April 6, 2013
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Marshall men’s golf finished the first day of the Irish Creek Collegiate in seventh place, posting a combined score of 583 to finish 15 over par at The Club at Irish Creek.
The Thundering Herd played 36 holes in day one and shot a 294 in the first round, then improved five shots in round two, shooting a 289.
Brian Anania led the Herd, shooting plus-one in the two rounds on Saturday. He is tied for 13th individually, shooting 73 in round one and then shooting one under par (70) in round two. Nathan Kerns followed with a 145 in the two rounds, placing tied for 23rd overall. After shooting a 70 in round one, he followed in round two with a 75.
Logan Lagodich shot a 147 and ranks tied for 33rd in the first two rounds. Tas Sipowski was only one shot worse than Lagodich, shooting a 148 to place tied for 41st. Jeremy Rogers rounded up the Herd effort, shooting a 157 to place 84th.
“I was really happy with the way we played today,” head coach Matt Grobe said. “Especially with the fact that we played better in the afternoon round than the morning round. It was a very long day today and the team really responded with some good golf. We are looking forward to the final round tomorrow.”
North Carolina currently leads the field, tallying a combined score of 687 after shooting 282 in the first round and 286 in the second round. Davidson College’s Richard Fountain currently holds the individual title, posting a negative-six in the first two rounds. He is one of nine players to score under par in the first two rounds.