April 22, 2013
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TEXARKANA, Ark. – Marshall men’s golf improved one stroke and one position from round one, scoring a combined tally of 291 (+3) to place fifth after day two of the Conference USA Championships at the Texarkana Country Club.
After scoring a 292 in round one, Marshall has a team score of 583 following the first two days of play and is seven over par.
Senior Nathan Kerns improved three spots and is now tied for seventh individually after round two. Kerns shot a 72 (E) and secured an eagle on the par-4 No. 17 hole on the second day. He has a combined score of 143 (-1) for the tournament.
Freshman Logan Lagodich had a career round, shooting a 71 (-1), which is the lowest round of his inaugural year. He put in three birdies on day two and now combines for a 144 (E) in the first two rounds, tying for 11th individually.
Junior Jeremy Rogers posted two birdies in the back nine of round two to score a 73 (+1). He combines for a score of 147 (+3) and is tied for 22nd, improving six spots from day one.
Junior Brian Anania finished the second day with a score of 75 (+3). He is tied for 31st individually with a combined score of 149 (+5). Tas Sipowski improved one stroke from day one and scored a 77 (+5). He has a combined score of 155 (+11) to tie for 52nd individually.
“Today was a day where the kids really fought hard,” head coach Matt Grobe said. “I felt like we hit the ball better yesterday, but the kids just scored better today. We played hard coming down the stretch. In the back nine, we really improved our position. We are excited about going into the final round tomorrow and hoping we can improve again.”
Houston shot eight under par in round two to split the lead with SMU. Both teams have a combined score of 566 (-10) going into the final round, ten strokes better than the third place team, UCF. SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau is the individual leader after shooting a 68 in round two. He combines for a 136 (-8) after the two rounds.
Marshall will start round three at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow and is paired with UTEP and UAB for the final day.