Lamar continues to get strong play from its South African players
Cardinals enjoyed an impressive year in athletics
M.J. Daffue led the Cardinals with a tie for 29th in the 156-player field
Daffue and the Cardinals are competing at the NCAA Championship
Cardinals will head into Thursday's round in 29th place
2010-11: Named the 2011 Southland Conference Player of the Year and First-Team All-Southland Conference ... Posted a season-low score of 67 in the final round of the Southland Conference Championships to win individual medalist honors in a sudden-death playoff over Jad Sinclair of Central Arkansas ... Needed just one hole to win the playoff as he carded a birdie on the par-5 18th hole at Waterchase Golf Club, finishing the 54-hole event with rounds of 73-72-67=212 (-4) ... Played in 12 tournaments on the season, finishing second on the team with a 73.74 scoring average ... Shot 70-69=139 (-3) to win the Wolfpack Spring Open for his first collegiate victory ... Led the Cardinals with six top 10 finishes on the season ... Opened the season with a tie for seventh at the Gopher Invitational after rounds of 75-75-70 (+4) ... Tied for sixth out of 100 golfers at the Border Olympics are rounds of 72-68-69 (-7) ... Also tied for seventh at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational, and placed ninth at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational ... Tied for 54th at the NCAA Virginia Tech Regional with rounds of 74-78-80 on the Pete Dye River Course.
2009-10: Played in 10 tournaments as a sophomore and finished with a 75.53 scoring average ... Shot the low round of any Cardinal golfer for the season with a 65 at the Baylor Intercollegiate ... Tied for 12th at the Southland Conference Championships after rounds of 74-75-73 ... Best finish was a tie for fourth at the Border Olympics with scores of 73-69-75 ... Was Lamar's top finisher at the Jim Hackler Intercollegiate.
Previous School: Played for coach John Maupin at Lee University and earned NAIA All-America honors.
High School: Was the 2007 South African boys champion ... Represented South Africa in junior golf action at the World Team Championships ... Named the 2007 Sportsman of the Year for high school.
Personal: Matthys J. Daffue was born on January 13, 1989, in Pretoria, South Africa ... Son of Willem and Adriana Daffue ... Named Marketing Student of the Year in 2007 ... Enjoys playing rugby, motorsports and watching sports in spare time ... Is a general studies major.