Hogge, Branham lead MSU men’s golf team

Times Staff Report

March 20, 2014

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Sophomore Logan Hogge fired a three-round 225 over the weekend to tie for 10th out of 98 individuals at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular. Morehead State posted a 974 at the El Campeon Course of the Mission Inn Resort to finish 16th.

In terms of individual finish, the performance was Hogge’s best in two schools years at Morehead State. He recorded a 75 in the first round, 70 in the second round and 80 over the final 18 holes.

“Logan played very well this weekend,” Head Coach Dr. Rex Chaney said. “A top-10 finish is something to be proud of when you’re talking about a field with 17 teams and 98 individuals. We’re expecting Logan to have a big spring, which is important for our team.”

MSU used five sophomores at its second spring tournament. Pikeville High School graduate Will Branham posted a 54-hole score of 232, while Brad Newnam tallied a 252, Brad Martin carded a 265 and Michael Fehrenbacher turned in a 274. Hogge and Branham each recorded two sub-80 rounds.

Virginia Tech used a 299 in the final round to win the event with a three-round 875. Texas Tech (880), VCU (897), Bethune-Cookman (915) and Old Dominion (916) rounded out the top-five. The Eagles were the only Ohio Valley Conference squad in the field.

Virginia Tech junior Trevor Cone notched a three-round 211 to earn medalist honors. The course played at a par of 72 and yardage of 7,001.

Morehead State will return to action March 28-30 with the FAU Spring Break Championship at the Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla.