Senior Clark Robinson finished as the runner-up at the EKU Intercollegiate
Sept. 18, 2016
Final Results (PDF)
RICHMOND, Ky. – Marshall men’s golf senior Clark Robinson put together a strong third round and climbed six spots to finish as the runner-up at the EKU Intercollegiate Sunday afternoon. Marshall as a team improved three spots from the end of day one to finish ninth out of 18 teams.
Robinson began the tournament with a 1-over 71 in the first round. Robinson improved by three strokes in the second round as he birdied five holes, including three of the first six. His third round began at the ninth hole with birdies on nine and 10. Three bogies on 13, 14 and 18 did not keep Robinson down. He sank birdie shots on holes 15, one and four and scored an eagle. Number two was a par-5, 506 yard hole that Robinson finished in three strokes.
He ended the day with a 4-under 66 to climb all the way up to second, one stroke off the lead.
Senior Will Evans finished in the top 10 as well tied for ninth at even par.
ON THE LEADERBOARD
The host team Eastern Kentucky came away with the win by 14 strokes over runner-up Ohio. The Colonels shot an impressive 12-under combined 268 in the second round to take the lead. EKU then finished up with a third round low of 4-under 276.
Noah Combs of EKU won the individual title by just one stroke over Robinson. Both Combs and Robinson shot a 71 in the first round, but Combs hit a 67 and then a 66 over the next two rounds to grab the win.
Head Coach Matt Grobe:
“Clark (Robinson) played great today and it was fun to watch. He is really playing well right now. Will (Evans) had a really good week. The rest of the guys really fought hard even though they didn’t have their A game. I’m looking forward the Memphis this week.”
“I had fun playing this week. I have been struggling off the tee as of late but once I trusted myself, everything fell into place. My putting has been a real confidence booster as well these last few weeks.”
AMONG THE HERD: 18 teams and 100 Golfers
9 – Marshall University 285+291+287=863
2 – Clark Robinson 71+68+66=205
T9 – Will Evans 65+73+72=210
T77 – Alex Weiss 73+75+78=226
T81 – Matt Hoffman 78+75+74=227
T90 – Cole Moore 76+79+75=230
Playing as individual:
86 – A.T. Cashwell 77+76+75=228
Marshall will be back on the links Sept. 26-27 at the Memphis Intercollegiate.
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