Men's Golf Completes C-USA Championship
Anania posts fifth top-10 finish of season
April 29, 2014
EDMOND, Okla. – Marshall’s Brian Anania (Hurricane, W.Va.) carded a 3-over-par 73 to finish sixth in the individual field at the Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship, Tuesday, at Oak Tree Golf Club. Anania’s sixth-place standing was his fifth top-10 finish this season.
The two-time Conference USA All-Academic Team selection currently holds the second-best single-season stroke average in Marshall history at 72.48 through 29 rounds, behind former teammate Nathan Kerns, who averaged 71.72 in 2013. Anania’s career average is the fourth-best in the Herd record book at 74.34. He has a chance to qualify for NCAA Regionals, with standings to be released Monday.
“Brian played great all year and throughout his career at Marshall,” coach Matt Grobe said. “On his final hole at the Championship, his last putt went all the way around the hole before falling in. It put a smile on my face as I thought about what an all-around good person Brian is, and that putt really summed it up. It has been an honor and a privilege to coach Brian these last two years.”
The Herd posted a 31-over 311 in the final round, bringing its three-day total to 68-over 908 for 13th place. Rice came back from a six-stroke deficit to win the tournament with a 54-hole team total of 21-over 861. Matt Mabrey of Tulsa won individual medalist honors after carding a 1-under 209.
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