Hogge Earns Top-10 Finish in Huntington
The Morehead State men's golf team posted a 294 in the final round of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational on Monday (Sept. 8) at the Guyan Golf and Country Club. The Eagles closed out the 54-hole affair with an 895.
"The good news is our scores got better each day," Matthew Martin said after his first tournament as MSU's head coach. "The bad news is we have a lot of work to do as a group. Last place (15th) is not where we plan to be in the future."
Morehead State junior Logan Hogge, who recorded a team-best 74.2 stroke average and three top-10 performances in 2013-14, carded a 70 in the final round en route to a 212 for the tournament. He tied for sixth out of 92 golfers.
"I'm really proud of the way Logan played," Martin said. "He put on a ball striking exhibition. He didn't miss many greens throughout the tournament. A few more made putts and he would have been in contention for medalist honors."
Brad Newnam registered a 73 over the final 18 holes for the Eagles, while Will Branham posted a 74. Kyle Brown managed a 77, while Michael Wilson turned in a 78. Newnam and Branham are juniors, while the other two are freshmen.
Sophomore Connor Thiel trimmed seven strokes in the final round to record a 72, while junior Brad Martin closed out with an 83. Freshman Blake Cartwright qualified third for MSU, but was unable to compete due to a back injury.
Horizon League member Youngstown State (851) won the 15-team affair by five shots over Cincinnati (856) and nine strokes over William & Mary (860). Radford (861) placed fourth, while rival Eastern Kentucky (862) finished fifth.
Bowling Green sophomore Jose Narro claimed medalist honors with a three-round 206. He fired a 71 in the final round on Tuesday (Sept. 9). The course played at a par of 71 and yardage of 6,573.
Morehead State is idle until Sept. 22-23 when it participates in the Murray State Invitational. The 54-hole tournament will be played at the Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky.