Kerns Finishes Tied for Second at Cobra-PUMA Invitational|
Oct. 1, 2012
FT. MYERS, Fla. – Nathan Kerns shot a 2-under-par 70 but was outdone by Edward Figueroa’s 8-under 64 in the final round to finish tied for second in the Cobra-PUMA Invitational.
Marshall as a team had a strong day with a 2-under-par 286, its best round of the tournament at the par-72 Miromar Lakes Golf Course in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Kerns entered play on Monday with a one-stroke lead on Florida Golf Coast’s Figueroa. However the Thundering Herd senior was unable to hold off the Eagles golfer as he shot the tournament’s best round of 64 and won by five strokes.
The Ironton, Ohio native finished tied for the runner-up spot with Bethune Cookman’s Ryan Fricker, who shot a 5-under-par 67. Fricker was deemed the runner-up due to his better third round score of 67.
Freshman Logan Lagodich led the remainder of the Marshall team action on Monday. He shot a 1-under-par 71, his best round as a member of the Herd.
Jeremy Rogers had his best round of the tournament with an even-par 72. Brian Anania also had his best round of the two day event with a 1-over-par 73 to finish in a tie for 39th. Tas Sipowski rounded out the Marshall team effort with a 9-over-par 81.
The Herd finished two strokes behind the sixth place team, Jacksonville.
Florida Golf Coast was the overall team champion, with a score 837 (-27). They won by 19 strokes over Penn State, who compiled a team score of 8-under-par 856. Bethune-Cookman was third with an 857 (-7) and Wofford was fourth with an 861 (-3).
Xavier, the joint host with FGCU, finished 13th with an 891 (+27).