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Anania shoots 68, wins tournament

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 07:12 AM

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.

WOMEN’S GOLF

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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