Herd's Kerns wins 1st team All-C-USA
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University men's golfer Nathan Kerns was an All-Conference USA first team selection.
Kerns, a senior from Ironton, put together a season that included a third-place finish at the C-USA championship, five top-three tournament finishes and seven top-10 tournament finishes. He is ranked No. 39 in the nation by Golfstat.
"This award is a testament to how hard each and every guy works on the team," Kerns said. "It's a year-long award -- it shows consistency. It also shows that when you are down, your teammates pick you up.
"This award is for the whole team. Every guy out there is pushing me to work harder. It's a credit to them too."
Kerns helped the Thundering Herd place fifth in the conference championship -- its best finish as a C-USA member.
His third-place performance was the highest C-USA finish for a Herd golfer.
He set the school record with a season stroke average of 71.7. His 74.14 career stroke average ranks second in Marshall records.
"We are really proud of Nathan," Marshall coach Matt Grobe said. "He has played really consistent all year. It's really nice to see that he is rewarded with a first team All-Conference USA award. All five players on that list were very deserving.
"What Nathan has done all year with five top-three finishes and finishing third in the conference championships just shows you that he is a great player. Hopefully there is more golf for him yet to come."
The all-conference first team also included Curtis Reed and Roman Robledo from Houston; Bryson Dechambeau from SMU; and Greg Eason from UCF.
Eason was named as the player of the year.
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Marshall visits Morehead State for a 3 p.m., Wednesday, non-conference softball game at University Field.
Marshall has a 29-17 record. Morehead State was 23-19 before playing an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader Tuesday against Tennessee Tech.