Lagodich Triumphs in Playoff, Wins First Collegiate Tournament|
Oct. 22, 2013
POWELLS POINT, N.C. – Marshall sophomore Logan Lagodich (Canton, Ohio) won his first tournament in head-to-head action, Tuesday. In the one-hole playoff, the Ohio native defeated Jamison Randall of ODU and Rocky Khara of VCU to win the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate.
“The playoff was great,” coach Matt Grobe said. “Logan hit a three-wood down the left side of the fairway, hit a PW [pitching wedge] to about 21 feet and then rolled the putt right on the center to win. The whole team followed him and it was an awesome experience.”
At the conclusion of the third round, the three competitors were tied with a 6-under-par 207 three-day total and were forced to face off for the victory. Lagodich became the third-consecutive individual victor for the Herd this season, recording the first time Marshall has had three different individual winners in a season, and they are back-to-back.
“I was really happy with the tournament overall,” Grobe said. “We really didn’t play our best today, but we were able to grind and grab fourth place.”
The fourth place finish came with a 287 final round that gave the Herd a 5-over 857 three-round score.
The Thundering Herd finished in the top 5 in four-of-five tournaments in the fall – two victories, one second place and a fourth place.
The squad had the second-most eagles (2) and birdies (51) of the tournament, trailing third-place finisher Hartford in both categories (3, 60). VCU earned the team victory with a 9-under 843, while Maryland (E- 852) and Hartford (1-over 853) trailed.
“This was a really good field and a great test for us,” Grobe said. “It really showed us where we want to be in the spring. I am really pleased with our fall season and am looking forward to the spring.”
After the Herd’s final round of the fall season, the squad finished: