April 15, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- Senior co-captain Bosten Miller shot a third round 71 to move into a tie with teammate Nathan Kerns for 13th place on Sunday afternoon, helping the Marshall University men’s golf team jump six other schools en-route to a ninth place finish at Ohio State University’s Robert Kepler Intercollegiate.
Rain and inconsistent play had left Marshall sitting in last place after the first two rounds on Saturday, but the Thundering Herd showed its resolve by shooting a round three score of 301 to vault six other teams and finish just inside the top-10. Marshall head coach Joe Feaganes, who plans to retire after the upcoming Conference USA Championships, will certainly be pleased with the effort his team displayed in the final round, and will be hoping it builds some momentum with his final tournament just one week away.
Each member of the team managed to improve his score on the final day, but none more notably than Miller, whose third round 71 bested his round two mark of 77 by a full six strokes. Kerns, who led Marshall for much of the weekend after posting scores of 76 and 77 on Saturday, shot a third round 74 to finish tied with Miller for 13th place overall.
Brian Anania also shot a 77 in the third round to finish tied for 57th, while Tas Sipowski’s 79 and Jeremy Rogers’ 81 saw them finish tied for 62nd and 75th, respectively. The Herd managed to jump Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Wright State, Ohio, Dayton, and Ball State in its final day move, and finished with a three round score of 931 that was 79 over par.
Bowling Green State finished one spot ahead of Marshall in eighth place with a score of 924, while No. 18 ranked Kent State took first prize with a +46 score of 898. With the ninth place finish Marshall concludes the 2011-12 regular season with an overall record of 59-87-3. The C-USA Championships are next up for the Herd, and are set to begin on April 22, in Texarkana, Ark.
9. Marshall, 931 (315, 315, 301)
T12. Bosten Miller, 227 (79, 77, 71)
T12. Nathan Kerns, 227 (76, 77, 74)
T57. Brian Anania, 238 (82, 79, 77)
T62. Tas Sipowski, 239 (78, 82, 79)
T75. Jeremy Rogers, 248 (85, 82, 81)