WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Marshall men’s golf team ended its regular season in historic fashion as the Herd won the inaugural Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational at the Old White TPC on Tuesday, April 15.
Marshall topped co-host Bowling Green State University by four strokes to win the tournament held at West Virginia's premier resort and golf course, home to The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour June 30-July4 and owned by former Thundering Herd golfer Jim Justice, who played in the green and white from 1972-74.
“I’m really happy for the guys,” Marshall coach Matt Grobe said. “They played so hard today. The weather conditions were really tough (Tuesday) and the kids fought hard and finished strong to get the win. It was really good to get a win before heading to Oklahoma for the Conference USA Championship.”
HUNTINGTON – When Jasia Richardson’s shoes finally hit the welcoming sand to finish the longest college women’s triple jump in the nation this season, she knew she had done something special.
OK, she hoped she had.
"Was it legal? Please let it be legal," Richardson said when asked her first thoughts after leaping a Marshall outdoors record of 44 feet, 6 inches (13.56 meters) Saturday in the Hilltopper Relays at Western Kentucky. "Please … please, let it be legal. The first thing I checked was the official. I said, ‘What was the wind?’"
HUNTINGTON - Marshall will draw a double-bye for the upcoming Conference USA Women's Tennis Tournament, to be held starting on Wednesday, April 16, through April 20, at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va., hosted by Old Dominion.
Marshall will be the No. 4 seed, and will await the winners of round one's match between No. 13 UTEP and No. 12 UAB, which is Wednesday at 2 p.m. The winner of that match moves forward for play on Thursday against No. 5-seeded Louisiana Tech, also being played at 2 p.m. on April 17.
Marshall will play the winner of that match on Friday at 2 p.m., and with a win the Herd would move ahead and figures to meet the No. 1 team in the tennis tournament , Tulsa, in a match which would take place at noon on Saturday, April 19. The championship round for the tournament is set for Easter Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m.
HUNTINGTON - Here are the final stats from the football scrimmage held on Saturday, April 12.
Rakeem Cato threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while the defense scored one touchdown, had three interceptions and five sacks.
HUNTINGTON – Thanks to one untested player’s emergence this spring, Marshall offensive line coach Alex Mirabal said he would have no hesitation in going for a Tom Collins.
That would be the Herd’s 6-foot-4, 277-pound redshirt junior guard, not the drink of gin, sugar, lemon juice and club soda.
With three of five weeks of spring practice complete, Mirabal has the five-man starting unit – Chris Jasperse at center, guards Mike Selby and Blake Brooks and tackles Clint Van Horn and Sebastian Johansson -- he hopes to play together until a score is lopsided or something bad happens.
Men’s golf to co-host The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – To conclude its regular-season slate, Marshall men’s golf will co-host The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational. Bowling Green State University will be a co-host for the tournament at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. A 36-hole round will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, Monday, followed by the final 18 holes beginning with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, Tuesday.
A full recap of each day’s results will be posted at HerdZone.com.
In the Herd's last tournament, at the Furman Intercollegiate on March 30, the Marshall men’s golf team recorded a 22-over-par 310 to bring its three-day total to 39-over 903, tying with Western Carolina for 14th in an 18-team field.