Senior Alex Weiss is tied for third after day one.
Sept. 16, 2017
Day One Results
RICHMOND, Ky. – The Marshall men’s golf team is tied for third at the end of the first day at the Raising Canes Intercollegiate, hosted by Eastern Kentucky. Senior Alex Weiss is tied for third overall on the leaderboard.
The Thundering Herd jumped up eight spots from round one to round two as the players combined to sink 15 birdies in the second round. Weiss improved by 12 spots on the leaderboard as he finished the second round with a 3-under 67. Redshirt sophomore Ben Roeder and redshirt junior Thomas Frazier also made significant improvements as both rose 15 spots and are tied for 17th.
Johnny Watts of Ball State leads the field at 4-under for the day. The host team EKU is the team leader with a 2-over 562. The Colonels lead Ball State by four strokes. Marshall is five strokes off the lead.
Head Coach Matt Grobe
“I am so pleased with the character of this team. We were outside the top 10 after the morning round and the guys battled and shot the lowest round in the afternoon to move up to third. Alex (Weiss) is playing great right now and Ben (Roeder) and Thomas (Frazier) really played great today. The freshman Brad (Plaziak) and Cameron (Root) got some great experience and really played hard. It was also great to see Camden Moore continue his consistent play.”
FROM THE LEADERBOARD
T3 – Marshall University 290+277=567
T3 – Alex Weiss 70+67=137
T17 – Ben Roeder 72+69=141
T17 – Thomas Frazier 72+69=141
T59 – Cameron Root 76+72=148
T59 – Camden Moore 73+75=148
Round three will begin Sunday morning with a shotgun start at 8:30. Fans can follow along with live scoring on GolfStat.com.