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Herd moves up in C-USA golf tourney

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 11:35 PM

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Marshall's Thundering Herd moved up one spot to fifth place Monday in round two of the Conference USA men's golf championship at Texarkana Country Club.

Houston and SMU enter the final round Tuesday tied for the lead among 12 teams at 10-under-par 468.

SMU's Bryson Dechambeau is the individual leader after shooting a 4-under 68 for the second consecutive day at 8-under 136 for 36 holes.

Marshall is at 7-over 583 entering the final round Tuesday. Freshman Logan Lagodich led the Thundering Herd with a 1-under 71.

"Today was a day where the kids really fought hard," Marshall head coach Matt Grobe said. "I felt like we hit the ball better yesterday, but the kids just scored better today. We played hard coming down the stretch. In the back nine, we really improved our position.

"We are excited about going into the final round tomorrow and hoping we can improve again."

Nathan Kerns shot 72 and is tied for seventh place 143. Kerns made an eagle on No. 17, a par-4.

Lagodich is tied for 11th place at 144. Other scores for Marshall were Jeremy Rogers 73 -- 147, Brian Anania 75 -- 149 and Tas Sipowski 77 -- 155.

Women's golf

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Marshall sits last in the 11-team C-USA women's championship tournament after one round at The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

Tulane leads the field, scoring a 3-over-par 291 on day one. East Carolina players Nico Engstroem Skaug and Gustafsson Spang share the individual lead at 2-under 70.

Korakot Simsiriwong shot 8 to lead Marshall. Rachel Thompson (80), Maria Battaglia (90) and Kristyn Morrone (93) complete the Herd lineup.

Rounds two and three are Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

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