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Kerns to play in regionals for Herd

May. 06, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Nathan Kerns from the Marshall Thundering Herd men's golf team was selected to play in the NCAA regionals.

The senior from Ironton will play in the Ohio State regional on the Scarlet Course.

"I'm really happy for Nathan," Marshall coach Matt Grobe said. "I am especially happy for him being able to play in his home state. Nathan, along with his mom, dad, and sister were in the office tonight during the selection and it was a really cool environment.

"They are all looking forward to seeing Nathan play more golf this year."

Kerns averaged 71.7 strokes per round this spring to set the Marshall season record.

The All-Conference USA first team selection is ranked No. 38 nationally by Golfstat.com with five top-three finishes, including third at the C-USA championship, and seven top-10 performances.

Six 54-hole NCAA regional tournaments will be conducted May 16-18. The Ohio State regional has 13 teams and 10 individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals, May 28-June 2, on the Crabapple Course at The Capital City Club in Atlanta.

Only 35 individuals got the call to join 67 teams at the regionals. Kerns was the only individual entry from C-USA. Houston, the C-USA champion, received an automatic berth while league members Memphis, UAB, UCF, SMU and Tulsa were also invited.

Kerns was selected for the Ohio State regional along with Scott Fernandez of Iowa State, Robin Sciot Siegrist of Louisville, Chris Selfridge from Toledo, Charlie Bull from Akron, Adam Schenik of Purdue, Matthew Moseley of Michigan State, Erik Van Rooyen from Minnesota, Korey Ward from Xavier and David Tepe from Cincinnati.

Teams playing at Ohio State are New Mexico, Stanford, Auburn, South Carolina, Missouri, UNLV, Texas Tech, Chattanooga, Georgia Southern, San Francisco, Virginia, Charlotte and Valparaiso.

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