Feb. 9, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Playing in just his third collegiate golf tournament, Lamar University freshman Greg Wiggins carded a career-best 69 on Saturday at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational as the Cardinals opened their spring season.
Competing on the par-70, 6,701-yard Mark Bostick Golf Course, Wiggins rebounded from an opening round 77 to move into a tie for 36th in the 75-man field. The native German carded four birdies and three bogeys in his afternoon round as the 14 teams played the first 36 holes on Saturday.
No. 23 Florida State shot an 8-under-par 272 in the afternoon round to grab a nine shot lead with a 561 total (+1). Host and third-ranked Florida stands tied with North Florida in second at 570 (+10), with No. 31 Liberty (572) and UAB (573) rounding out the top five.
Lamar is 14th after rounds of 301 and 289 gave the Cardinals a 590 total (+30) with the final round starting Sunday morning. The Cardinals are two strokes behind Kennesaw State (588).
Georgia Southern's Scott Wolfes is the individual leader through 36 holes at 4-under-par 136 after rounds of 70 and 66. FSU's Daniel Berger posted back-to-back 69s and is alone in second at 2-under-par 138.
Senior Erik Knudsen, who is the only current Cardinal to play in the event before, had Lamar's best opening round with a 71. Knudsen slipped to a 76 in the afternoon and is tied for 45th with a 147 total (+7).
Sophomore Luke Jerling, the 2012 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, shot exactly opposite of Knudsen with an opening round 76 and a 71 in the afternoon action.
Junior Stephane Dubois is alone in 68th place after rounds of 77 and 75 gave hit a 152 total (+12) and Marc Dobias posted rounds of 83 and 74 for a 157 total (+17) for a 72nd place tie.