Men's Golf Falters on Day Two|
April 23, 2012
TEXARKANA, Ark.- The Marshall University men’s golf team was unable to improve upon its round one, third-place position at the Conference USA Championships on day two, instead falling back four spots after shooting a +21 score of 309 to finish the second round in seventh.
The Thundering Herd had found itself in prime position after shooting a 286 to finish round one just four strokes off the lead in third place and ahead of four nationally ranked schools. Marshall was unable to replicate that performance on day two, though, as Brian Anania, Nathan Kerns, Jeremy Rogers, and Tas Sipowski all shot above-par to fall back in the standings. Just one nationally ranked team, No. 48 Tulsa, remains behind the Herd in the team standings.
Marshall senior Bosten Miller, who shot a one-under score of 71 to finish round two tied for seventh individually, was the only Herd player who managed to improve on the second day. Miller shot three birdies on Monday and has a two-day, one-under score of 143 heading into tomorrow’s final round of 18. Nathan Kerns is second on the team, tied for 12th after shooting a +3 score of 75 to complete round two with an overall +2 mark of 146.
Brian Anania suffered the worst drop between the two rounds, posting a day-two score of 84 to fall back into a tie for 43rd. The Marshall sophomore had been in eighth place after shooting a round one score of 71 just one day prior. Freshman Tas Sipowski also dropped in the individual standings, shooting a +8 score of 80 to finish with a two-round mark of 152 that has him tied for 39th. Jeremy Rogers is in last-place overall with a two-round score of 166.
The Herd will now enter Tuesday’s final round seven strokes behind sixth-place Houston and 24 strokes off of first-place Memphis. Marshall tees-off tomorrow at 8:50 a.m. Results from today’s action, live scoring during tomorrow’s final round, and access to C-USA’s Tournament Central may be found by clicking the links below.