Men's Golf in Sixth after Day One of Conference Championships


Freshman Logan Lagodich shot a 73 on day one.

Freshman Logan Lagodich shot a 73 on day one.

April 21, 2013

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Texarkana, ARK. - After completing round one of the Conference USA Championships, Marshall men's golf is in sixth following a 292 combined score that puts the team plus-four for the tournament.

Senior Nathan Kerns is tied for 10th individually amongst the 60-player field, scoring one under par in round one. Kerns scored the 71 after tallying four birdies in the first 18 holes of the event.

Freshman Logan Lagodich showcased one of the best rounds of his inaugural season with the Herd, scoring a 73 on the first day after putting in four birdies in the front nine. The plus-one tally places him tied for 22nd individually.

Recent C-USA All-Academic selection Brian Anania followed closely with a score of 74. He had birdies on holes 16 and 17 to finish plus-two in round one, tying for 28th individually. Jeremy Rogers also shot a 74 to tie for 28th. He totaled three birdies in the first round, but also had a team-high five bogeys.

Tas Sipowski finished six over par in the first round to place tied for 53rd. He scored a 78 after having two of Marshall's three double-bogeys totaled on day one.

"I think our guys played really well in round one," head coach Matt Grobe said. "For the teams we were playing with, we did a really good job. We could have even scored lower. We played actually a bit better than we scored. I thought we could have come out a little bit lower than we did and that made the guys hungry. We had a good practice session after the round and we are looking forward to tomorrow."

SMU, who ranks No. 20 nationally, is far in front after round one. The Mustangs shot a 278 to put them 10 under par. The second place team, UCF, shot seven strokes worse than SMU with a 285. Four players including SMU's Mario Clemens and Bryson Dechambeau, Houston's Curis Reed, and UTEP's Martin Simonsen each shot a 68 (-4) to rank first individually after the opening round.

Marshall will be teeing off the second round of the C-USA Championships at 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow. The Herd will be pairing with Memphis and UTEP.