Anania shoots 68, wins tournament
HEBRON, Ky. — Brian Anania of the Marshall Thundering Herd captured his first collegiate men’s golf tournament title Tuesday.
Anania fired a 4-under-par 68 in the final round of the Bearcat Invitational for a 6under 210 total for 54 holes and became Marshall’s second tournament winner in two weeks. Freshman Clark Robinson won the Patriot Intercollegiate last week in Lorton, Va.
“I am really proud of Brian,” said Marshall coach Matt Grobe. “He has been waiting a long time to get his first college victory. He has put himself in position several times, and I am so glad the finally broke t h roug h .” Anania put together rounds of 72, 70 and 68 to hold off challenges from Mitchell Thomas of Tennessee Tech and Baxter Reeves from host Cincinnati, who shared second place at 211 .
T he senior from Hurricane lifted Marshall to a runner-up performance in the 16-school event .
Austin Peay won with a 2under 862 and Marshall shot 3-over 867.
“I am proud of the team for hanging in there and finishing second,” Grobe added. “This was a really good field, so even though we are not happy with second it is still a good finish for us.” Marshall also had Logan Lagodich (72-70-74 — 216) in seventh place and Jeremy Rogers (70-73-74 — 217) tied for eighth. Will Evans shot 73-78-80 — 231.
Robinson, who opened the tournament with rounds of 73 and 71, was disqualified in the final round.
FISHERS, Ind. — Marshall University women’s golf fell two places Tuesday and finished 13th among 16 schools in The Preview at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club.
Toledo won the 36-hole tournament with a 611 team score. Marshall shot 633.
Rachel Thompson of the Thundering Herd was tied for 13th place at 80-77 — 157.
Other Herd players were Korakot Simsiriwong (81-84 — 165), Ashley DeMoss (82-88 — 170), Gabby Marcum (88-84 — 172) and Sarah Helly (88-87 — 175).
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