Oct. 21, 2013
Day Two: ODU/OBX Intercollegiate
POWELLS POINT, N.C. – Marshall’s senior Brian Anania (Hurricane) and sophomore Logan Lagodich (Canton, Ohio) both shot career bests to put the Thundering Herd three strokes away from first on Monday at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate.
“We really played well today,” coach Matt Grobe said. “Logan [Lagodich] and Brian [Anania] played great. We will be in the final grouping tomorrow, and it should be an exciting final round.”
The Herd broke the tie and sit in third alone after a 2-over-par 570 two-round score, with fourth-place VCU two strokes behind. Hartford (-1, 567) and Elon (+1, 569) hold first and second place, respectively.
Lagodich improved his second round by one, shooting a career-tying 68 Sunday and career-low 67 Monday to keep a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of competition at Kilmaric Golf Course. West Virginia native Anania improved his Round 2 score by five with a 4-under 67 that bumped him from a tie for 14th to a tie for fourth.
The two have improved in each tournament this fall. Lagodich ended the 2013 spring season with a 72 best. The Herd’s second-year veteran improved to a career-best 69 at the John Piper Intercollegiate, which helped Marshall to its first tournament win in 13 years. Nearly three weeks later, Lagodich has tied his best in Round 1 and set a new bar in Round 2.
Anania, who’s lowest shooting was a 70 prior to this fall, had a career-best 68 nearly two weeks ago that helped him win his first collegiate tournament at the Bearcat Invitational, and has set a new high for himself Day 2 of the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate.
Lagodich has the best par 3 scoring (2.70) of the tournament, is tied for the best par 5 scoring (4.25) and for the most birdies (10), thus far.
The team will tee off at 8 a.m. Tuesday to play its final round of 18 holes for the fall.
After Day 2 on the 6,535-yard course the Herd stands:
Logan Lagodich: 1 (69-67-136)
Brian Anania: T4 (72-67-139)
Clark Robinson: T33 (76-71-147)
Jeremy Rogers: T40 (73-75-148)
Will Evans: T80 (79-78-157)