Cardinals have just one tournament remaining before conference tournament
Cardinals will head into Saturday's final round just seven shots out of fifth place
Cardinals stand in 12th place in the strong field with 36 holes to play
Cardinals will be playing in the U.S. Intercollegiate for the first time
Two Cardinals placed in the top 15 as Lamar was looking to repeat as champion
2011-12: Named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-Southland Conference ... Played in all 14 tournaments as a true freshman and finished second on the team with a 74.0 strokes per round scoring average ... Tied for seventh at the NCAA Greensboro Regional as the Cardinals qualified for the NCAA Championship ... Was Lamar's top finisher at the regional after carding rounds of 75-71-71=217 (+1) ... Picked up his first career victory by winning the Wolfpack Spring Open ... Fired rounds of 71-68=139 (-5) to best the field of 90 players in the 36-hole tournament ... Tied for fifth in his first ever Southland Conference Tournament as Lamar won the team title ... Finished the conference event at 7-over-par after rounds of 72-77-74=223 ... Carded rounds of 74-80-73=227 (+14) at Riviera Country Club to tie for 105th at the NCAA Championship ... Placed fifth against a strong field at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate after carding rounds of 70-68-68=206 (-7) ... Helped Lamar to the team title at the Border Olympics with a tie for 11th place in the 88-player field with rounds of 73-74-74=221 (+5) ... Tied for 38th at the Gopher Invitational in his first collegiate event with scores of 80-73-77=230 (+14) ... Posted four rounds in the 60s, including a 69 at the Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate where he tied for 29th ... Was Lamar's top finisher four times.
Prep: Won the South African Under-18 Match Play Championship in 2010 ... Also won the 2009 Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship and the 2009 and 2011 Eastern Province Amateur ... Finished second in the 2009 National Schools Championships ... Helped Grey HS take second at the 2010 St. John's International School Championship ... Represented South Africa at the 2010 Toyota World Junior Championships in Japan.
Personal: Luke Jerling was born on July 10, 1992 ... Son of Pieter and Diane Jerling ... Majoring in management.