Kerns has morning assignment
COLUMBUS -- Marshall Thundering Herd golfer Nathan Kerns has a 10:10 a.m., Thursday, tee time for the opening round of the NCAA men's golf regional tournament at Ohio State.
Kerns, a senior from Ironton, is in a threesome with Kyle Henning of Valparaiso and Robin Sciot-Siegrist of Louisville on the par-71, 7,286-yard Scarlet Course.
Ohio State is hosting 13 teams and 10 individuals for the 54-hole tournament.
The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each of six regional tournaments will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 28-June 2, at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta.
Other regional sites are Pullman, Wash. (hosted by Washington State); Baton Rouge, La. (hosted by LSU); Tempe, Ariz. (hosted by Arizona State); Fayetteville, Ark. (hosted by Arkansas) and Tallahassee, Fla. (hosted by Florida State).
NCAA Columbus Regional
New Mexico; Stanford; Auburn; South Carolina; Missouri; UNLV; Texas Tech; Chattanooga; Georgia Southern; San Francisco; Virginia; Charlotte; Valparaiso.
Scott Fernandez, Iowa State; Robin Sciot Siegrist, Louisville; Chris Selfridge, Toledo; Charlie Bull, Akron; Adam Schenk, Purdue; Matthew Moseley, Michigan State; Nathan Kerns, Marshall; Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota; Korey Ward, Xavier; Davie Tepe, Cincinnati.
HOUSTON -- Marshall's baseball postseason fate will be determined in a series beginning Thursday against No. 20 Rice (34-17, 12-9 Conference USA) at Reckling Park.
Games are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Thursday's game is televised on Fox College Sports Ch. 264 on Huntington Comcast cable.
Eighth-place Marshall (20-31, 6-15 Conference USA) is one game ahead of UAB in the conference standings in the final week of the regular season. UAB owns all tie-breakers against the Thundering Herd.
The top eight teams play in the C-USA tournament May 22-26, also at Rice.
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