Feb. 16, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Despite firing a tournament-low 289 the Lamar Cardinal golf was unable to climb the leaderboard Sunday morning at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cardinals posted a three-round score of 297-300-289 - 886 to finish 12th only five strokes behind host Florida on the 6,701-yard, par-70 Mark Bostick Golf Course.
Although senior Stephane Dubois carded a team low 71 Sunday it was sophomore Gregory Wiggins who recorded Lamar's best overall score. Wiggins finished with a three-round 219 to close the tournament tied for 25th nine-over par. Dubois finished five places back on the leaderboard with a 10-over par 220.
Newcomer Zander Gous led Lamar after the first two rounds in Gainesville, but continued to drop two strokes every round after the opener. He finished tied for 42nd after posting a 72-74-76 - 222.
Louis Bemberg recorded a performance opposite of Gous. Where Gous struggled in the closing round after two strong opening rounds, Bemberg rallied on the final day after struggling in the first two rounds. Bemberg carded a 17-over 157 in the in the first two rounds but closed with a two-over 72 Sunday to finish tied for 64th (229).
Similar to Bemberg, Mans Berglund struggled to find a rhythm in the first two rounds, but was able to settle down in the final round. Berglund finished the day tied for 70th with a 79-79-73 - 231.
The Lamar men have a short turnaround to get ready for their next tournament. The Cardinals will be back on the course Friday to compete in the Bayou City Collegiate Championships in Houston.
2013 SunTrust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course - Gainesville, Fla.
Feb. 15-16, 2014
1. Arkansas 286-284-279 - 849
2. Florida State 284-292-279 - 855
3. Vanderbilt 293-284-281 - 858
4. Central Florida 299-289-275 - 863
5. Alabama-Birmingham 297-290-281 - 868
Mercer 295-278-295 - 868
7. Georgia Southern 292-291-291 - 874
Liberty 295-296-283 - 874
9. College of Charleston 292-294-291 - 877
10. North Florida 293-295-293 - 880
11. Florida 291-297-293 - 881
12. Lamar 297-300-289 - 886
13. Coastal Carolina 306-292-290 - 888
14. Jacksonville 310-299-300 - 909