Feb. 21, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas -
The Lamar Cardinals' golf team got out to a solid start Friday afternoon at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships in Houston, but struggled down stretch falling to 15th after the first day of competition. LU fired a 298 on the 6,982-yard, par-72 Golf Club of Houston course. Despite the opening day struggles the Cards are only eight strokes out of the top seven.
"There are a lot of nationally respected teams playing at this tournament, but we just didn't get off to a good start today," said head coach Brian White. "I thought we played well on our front nine, but we fell off the pace toward of the end of the round. I'm proud of the start that Zander has jumped out too. It isn't easy starting mid-year, but both he and Mans (Berglund) have done an outstanding job.
Newcomer Zander Gous carded an even-par round to finish the day within the overall top 25, but he was at least three strokes better than the rest of the team. Senior Stephane Dubois and newcomer Mans Berglund each fired a three-over par and are 23 places behind Gous on the individual leaderboard.
Freshman Louis Bemberg enters Saturday's round of 18 holes only one stroke back of Dubois. Bemberg fired a 76 to close out the round tied for 71st overall. Sophomore Gregory Wiggins enters the final two rounds looking to climb out of an early hole. He finished the day in 76th place with a score of 77.
Lamar returns to the course for the second round of action Saturday at 9 a.m. The Cardinals will be paired up with conference-foe Houston Baptist and UL-Lafayette.