Herd Finishes Seventh in Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite


Clark Robinson was the only individual entry to place in the top 10.

Clark Robinson was the only individual entry to place in the top 10.

Sept. 10, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall men's golf shot its final round of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational Tuesday at Guyan Golf and Country Club. The Thundering Herd finished in seventh place at 14-over-par with a score of 866.

After struggling in Round Two, finishing eighth, Marshall came out for Round Three ready to make up for lost ground and finished 11 strokes behind tying Richmond for first.

"We played better, so I feel good about that," Head Coach Matt Grobe said. "We made up good ground, stroke wise. I think we're a much better team than we showed this week. I hope when we go to Bowling Green next week, we play a little bit better."

Senior Brian Anania (Hurricane, W.Va.) and freshman Will Evans (Charleston, W.Va.) continued their consistent play into the final round. Both shot a team-low 70 (-1) to bump themselves higher in individual finishes. Anania jumped from a tie in sixth place to a two-way tie for fourth with a final 209 (-4), while teammate Evans jumped three spots from a tie in 11th to secure eighth place with a 211 (-2).

"Brian Anania is a wonderful senior leader," Grobe said. "It was good to see him finish tied for fourth in the event. I'm really excited for him. I know he's been thinking about his senior year all summer, and it was good to see him get off to a good start."

Freshman Clark Robinson (South Windsor, Conn.) competed as an individual and finished one stroke behind taking the overall tournament win with a 208 (-5). Out of all 15 schools in the tournament, Robinson was the only individual entry who finished in the top 10.

"Clark did well and surprised us finishing second as an individual, and Will Evans played great. I'm excited about our freshmen," Grobe said.

Anania and Robinson finished the invitational with 14 birdies, while Evans shot 11 and junior Jake Miller (Pataskala, Ohio) had 10.

The Marshall squad has little time to rest, as they head to Bowling Green, Ohio for the John Piper Invitational Sept. 16-17.

Marshall had seven entries in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite - two entered as individuals. After the final round of action they finished:

Brian Anania: T4 (69-70-70-209)

Will Evans: 8 (70-71-70-211)

Logan Lagodich: T55 (73-79-73-225)

Jake Miller: T49 (72-79-73-224)

Jeremy Rogers: T60 (77-77-72-226)

Clark Robinson (Individual): T2 (68-70-70-208)

Tas Sipowski (Individual): 83 (82-76-77-235)