Tuesday, 23 April 2013 10:09

Men's golf moves to fifth, Williamson wins third Pitcher of Week honor and women's golf opens in last at C-USA

Written by  MU SPORTS INFORMATION RELEASES, edited by Woody Woodrum for HI

Men’s golf jumps into fifth at C-USA Championships as frosh shoots career best 71, Kerns 72

TEXARKANA, Ark. —
Marshall men’s golf improved one stroke and one position from round one, scoring a combined tally of 291 (+3) to place fifth after day two of the Conference USA Championships at the Texarkana Country Club.

After scoring a 292 in round one, Marshall has a team score of 583 following the first two days of play and is seven over par.

Senior Nathan Kerns improved three spots and is now tied for seventh individually after round two.

Kerns shot a 72 (E) and secured an eagle on the par-4 No. 17 hole on the second day.

He has a combined score of 143 (-1) for the tournament.

Freshman Logan Lagodich had a career round, shooting a 71 (-1), which is the lowest round of his inaugural year.

He put in three birdies on day two and now combines for a 144 (E) in the first two rounds, tying for 11th individually.

Junior Jeremy Rogers posted two birdies in the back nine of round two to score a 73 (+1).

He combines for a score of 147 (+3) and is tied for 22nd, improving six spots from day one.

Junior Brian Anania finished the second day with a score of 75 (+3).

He is tied for 31st individually with a combined score of 149 (+5).

Tas Sipowski improved one stroke from day one and scored a 77 (+5).

He has a combined score of 155 (+11) to tie for 52nd individually.

“Today was a day where the kids really fought hard,” first year MU head coach Matt Grobe said.

“I felt like we hit the ball better yesterday, but the kids just scored better today.

“We played hard coming down the stretch. In the back nine, we really improved our position. We are excited about going into the final round tomorrow and hoping we can improve again.”

Houston shot eight under par in round two to split the lead with SMU, with a combined score of 566 (-10) going into the final round, ten strokes better than the third place team, UCF.

SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau is the individual leader after shooting a 68 in round two. He combines for a 136 (-8) after the two rounds.

Marshall will start round three at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday and is paired with UTEP and UAB for the final day of competition.

Place Team Under/Over 1st rd. 2nd rd. Total
T1 Houston -10 286 280 - 566
T1 SMU -10 278 288 - 566
3 UCF Even 285 291 - 576
4 UAB +6 296 286 - 582
5 Marshall +7 292 291 - 583
6 UTEP +10 289 298 - 587
7 Tulsa +12 297 291 - 588
8 Memphis +18 291 303 - 594
T9 Southern Mississippi +20 294 302 - 596
T9 East Carolina +20 298 298 - 596
11 Rice +22 298 300 - 598
12 Old Dominion +23 299 300 - 599

Place Player/Team Under/Over 1st rd. 2nd rd. Total
1 Bryson Dechambeau SMU -8 68 68 - 136
2 Roman Robledo Houston -7 72 65 - 137
T3 Grant Milner Memphis -4 69 71 - 140
T3 Curtis Reed Houston -4 68 72 - 140
5 Mario Clemens SMU -3 68 73 - 141
6 Ricardo Gouveia UCF -2 71 71 - 142
T7 Paul Dunne UAB -1 72 71 - 143
T7 Jose Joia UCF -1 72 71 - 143
T7 Nathan Kerns Marshall -1 71 72 - 143
T7 Vincent Martino Houston -1 72 71 - 143
T11 Logan Lagodich Marshall Even 73 71 - 144
T11 Martin Simonsen UTEP E ven 68 76 - 144
T11 Austin Smotherman SMU Even 72 72 - 144

T22 Jeremy Rogers Marshall +3 74 73 - 147
T31 Brian Anania Marshall +5 74 75 - 149
T55 Tas Sipowski Marshall +13 78 77 - 155

 

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For the third time this season, and fifth time in her career, Andi Williamson is the C-USA Pitcher of the Week. (file photo/Herd Insider)


Andi Williamson is C-USA Player of Week

HUNTINGTON — Senior Andi Williamson has been honored by Conference USA for her record-breaking performances against Ohio on Wednesday, April 17.

Williamson won twice in 2012, and now has won the honor three times this season.

She is the only hurler to receive the honor more than once in their Marshall softball career.

Williamson went 2-0 against the Herd’s long-time rivals from Ohio University last week, improving the Thundering Herd’s record to 29-17 (11-7 in C-USA).

The Herd was open in league play last weekend), as Williamson was striking out 28 batters, surrendering just two hits in 13.0 innings and posting a 0.00 ERA last Wednesday .

Williamson earned her sixth shutout victory of the season — 16th of her career — in game one of the doubleheader with a 4-0 win, striking out 16 batters, and nine in a row at one point.

In game two, she entered as a relief with a two-run deficit on her shoulders and did not allow a hit, giving Marshall a chance to take the game, 3-2.

With the 12 strike outs in the second contest, she extended her season total to 300, which is a new MU record for a season.

She held the OU Bobcats to a .047 batting average.

Williamson also broke the all-time records for strikeouts in a single game (16) and wins in a season (26 wins against just 13 losses this season).

She set the all-time strikeout record at 14 against UTEP last season on March 31, 2012, then matched it this season against Quinnipiac Feb. 23 and has now broken it with 16.

Williamson had previously set the all-time win record at 25 last season and now holds 26 thus far in the 2013 season.

Sara Gulla previously held the all-time season strikeout record with 270, but Williamson surpassed that number and continues to set a new record with every strikeout from here on out.

This season Williamson has a 2.17 ERA, with 235.0 innings pitched, allowing 155 hits in 41 games, 107 runs (only 73 earned) and holding opponents to just a .182 batting average (the Herd is hitting .270 as a team, for contrast).

Williamson will step in the circle again Saturday, April 27 in Birmingham, Ala., where she and the Herd will face UAB’s squad in a three-game conference series.

 

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Women’s golf concludes first day of C-USA Championships in 11th place

GULF SHORES, Ala. —
Marshall women’s golf finished the first round of the Conference USA Championships at the The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club with a combined score of 335 to place 11th.

Sophomore Korakot Simsiriwong shot a 78 (+6) in the first round and is tied for 32nd individually, knocking down three birdies on the opening day.

Rachel Thompson shot an 80 (+8) in the opening round and is tied for 40th individually. Caitlyn Morrone finished the day with an 87 (+15) to tie for 51st.

Maria Battaglia followed with a 90 (+18) to place 54th and Kristyn Morrone scored a 93 (+21) in the opening round, placing 55th.

Tulane leads the field, scoring a 291 (+3) on day one.

East Carolina boasts the two best golfers of the first round as Nico Engstroem Skaug and Gustafsson Spang each scored a 70 (-2) to be two of three golfers to score under par.

Marshall will be paired up with UAB for round two, which tees off at 9:35 a.m. EDT Tuesday, starting on hole No. 10.

Team Standings (Day One)
1. Tulane - 291 (+3)
2. East Carolina - 293 (+5)
3. UCF - 301 (+13)
4. SMU - 302 (+14)
T5. Tulsa - 304 (+16)
T5. Memphis - 304 (+16)
7. Old Dominion - 305 (+17)
8. Southern Miss - 309 (+21)
9. UTEP - 310 (+22)
10. UAB - 329 (+41)
11. Marshall - 335 (+47)

Individuals (Top 10)
T1 Nico Engstroem Skaug East Carolina -2 70
T1 F. Gustafsson Spang East Carolina -2 70
3 Silvia Garces Tulane -1 71
T4 Felicia Espericueta SMU Even 72
T4 Emily Penttila Tulane Even 72
T6 Kimberley Bradbury Old Dominion +1 73
T6 Monifa Sealy UCF +1 73
T8 Vicky Correa Southern Mississippi +2 74
T8 Gemma Dryburgh Tulane +2 74
T8 Samantha Morrell Old Dominion +2 74
T8 Madison Opfer Tulane +2 74
T8 Paola Robles UCF +2 74
T8 Fanny Wolte East Carolina +2 74

T31 Korakot Simsiriwong Marshall +6 78
41 Rachel Thompson Marshall +8 80
T51 Caitlyn Morrone Marshall +15 87
53 Maria Battaglia Marshall +18 90
55 Kristyn Morrone Marshall +21 93 

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