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Marshall golfers fifth in C-USA

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Nathan Kerns posted the lowest score of the day in the final round to help Marshall's Thundering Herd record a fifth-place finish in the Conference USA men's golf championship at Texarkana Country Club.

Kerns fired a 4-under-par 68 and finished third at 5-under 211.

The third place finish was the best for Marshall in its C-USA history and earned the senior from Ironton a spot on the all-tournament team.

"Nathan is really special kid," Marshall head coach Matt Grobe said. "He is a special talent in golf. It's been awesome to watch him all season long. When he absolutely needed to have the round of his life, he pulled it off. That just shows you what a great player he is.

"He shot the lowest round of the entire tournament field today with a 68 and put himself into contention to maybe get a bid to reach the NCAA Regionals as an individual."

Houston (857) led the field of 12 teams by three strokes over SMU (860) with Marshall fifth at 878, the Herd's best C-USA finish. Roman Robledo of Houston was the individual winner at 8-under 208.

Other Marshall players were Logan Lagodich (75 -- 219), Jeremy Rogers (76 -- 223), Brian Anania (76 -- 225) and Tas Sipowski (84 -- 239).


GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Korakot Simsiriwong's round of 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday jumped the Marshall sophomore 20 spots in the standings to 12th place after two rounds of the C-USA women's golf championship at The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

Simsiriwong is at 7-over 151 entering Wednesday's final round.

Tulane (586) holds a 12-stroke lead on East Carolina (598) in the field of 11 teams with Marshall last at 669. East Carolina's Nico Engstroem Skaug and Tulane's Madison Opfer share the individual lead at 1-over 145.

Marshall also has Rachel Thompson (81 -- 161), Caitlyn Morrone (90 -- 177), Kristyn Morrone (90 -- 183) and Maria Battaglia (94 -- 184).


Ohio University visits Marshall University for a 3 p.m., Wednesday, non-conference baseball game at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.

Marshall (14-24) has two .300 hitters -- Andrew Dundon (.314) and Isaac Ballou (.308).

Jake Madsden leads Ohio (9-28) with a .325 batting average.

The Bobcats played a Tuesday home game against Morehead State.



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