Feb. 17, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Marshall University men's golf team will kick-off its 2008 spring season with the 13th annual UTSA Intercollegiate, hosted by UT-San Antonio, at historic Oak Hills Country Club. The two-day tournament begins with a 9 a.m. ET shotgun start on Monday and concludes on Tuesday with the final 18 holes.
After several qualifying rounds, head coach Joe Feaganes' lineup consists of seniors Trent Schambach and Jonathan Pepe, sophomores Christian Brand and Josh Boswell and junior Nathan Kinker. Brand, the 2007 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, led the Thundering Herd in the fall season with a 72.25 stroke average. Kinker (74.17) and Schambach (74.33) placed second and third, respectively, in four events last fall.
Marshall placed 12th in last season's UTSA Intercollegiate with a three-round score of 918. Sam Houston State won the event with an 865. Pepe shot a 225 (t-29) while Brand's 230 put him in a tie for 49th place.
The 16-team field includes Air Force, Central Arkansas, DePaul, Illinois State, Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall, McNeese State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, defending champion Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, UT-San Antonio, Texas Tech, Texas State and Wichita State.
Oak Hills, a par-71, 6,765-yard course, has played host to 24 PGA Tour events and is the current host of the Senior PGA Tour SBC Championship.