Marshall Ready for Furman Intercollegiate
Herd to begin 54-hole tournament on Friday
March 27, 2014
March 28-30, 2014
Greenville, S.C. | Furman University Golf Course
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Thundering Herd men’s golf team will continue its spring campaign this weekend at the 45th annual Furman Intercollegiate hosted by Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Round one of the 54-hole tournament tees off Friday, March 28 at 8 a.m. with second round play slated for Saturday and final round action scheduled to begin on Sunday morning.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Despite improving by two strokes from its first round performance on Pinehurst No. 8, the Marshall men’s golf team dropped from sixth to seventh place in the final standings after three rounds at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate in Pinehurst, N.C. The Herd’s three-day total came to 83-over 931.
Senior Brian Anania (Hurricane, W.Va.) and freshman Clark Robinson (South Windsor, Conn.) completed the best rounds for Marshall, ending in a four-way tie for 21st at 19-over 231. Redshirt junior Tas Sipowski (Jupiter, Fla.) had the best round for Marshall on the final day, putting up a 5-over 76. Also of note – Sipowski came in third in the tournament’s putting contest at Thistle Dhu Putting Course, Monday, earning a trophy.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
This year's 18-team field includes the host Paladins, Akron, Charleston Southern, Elon, Francis Marion, Gardner-Webb, Georgia State, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Marshall, Presbyterian, Samford, Temple, USC Upstate, Virginia Tech, Western Carolina, Winthrop, and Wofford.
Two of the 18 teams are ranked among the Top 50 teams in the nation in the latest's Golfstat Rankings: No. 11 Virginia Tech and No. 37 Kennesaw State.
SURVEYING THE COURSE
Furman University Golf Course – Par-72 – 6,994 yards
The Furman University Golf Course was designed by Richard K. Webel of Long Island, N.Y., and Walter Cosby, superintendent of grounds and greens at the Greenbrier Hotel and Golf Resort. The course was redesigned by Kris Spence in 2010.
Next, Marshall will co-host the first-ever Greenbrier Invitational with Bowling Green University, April 14-15, at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.