Feb. 23, 2013
HUMBLE - After posting a 4-over-par 292 Saturday at Redstone Golf Club, the Lamar University men's golf team moved up to ninth place heading into Sunday's final round of the 2013 Bayou City Collegiate Championship.
Playing on the par-72, 6,982-yard Tournament Course, Lamar began the day in 12th place following Friday's 295 total. For the second straight day, senior Erik Knudsen led the Cardinals and stands in a tie for 11th place with a 142 total with one round to play.
Knudsen opened the event with a 2-under-par 70 and played a clean second round which included one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars for an even-par 72. He is among a group of 22 players who will head into Sunday's final round still under par.
The Cardinals have a 36-hole team total of 587 (+11), which leaves them two strokes behind eighth place East Carolina (585). Lamar is just seven strokes behind South Carolina and Chattanooga who are both 4-over-par for the tournament (580).
Third-ranked and defending national champion Texas leads the 15-team field after blistering the course Saturday with a 14-under-par total of 274. The Longhorns have a two-round total of 559 (-17) and stand 13 strokes ahead of second place Baylor (572).
Charlotte is alone in third at 574, followed by co-host Houston at 576 and Louisiana Tech at 578. Rice University, which is co-hosting with the Cougars, is currently last at 34-over-par 610.
Lamar's best round of the day was turned in by sophomore Gustaf Burenstam who is playing the tournament as an individual and doesn't count toward Lamar's team score. After opening the second round with a 3-over-par 39 on the back nine, Burenstam shot a 4-under-par 32 on the front for a 71. His two-round total of 147 (+3) leaves him in a tie for 40th in the 85-man field.
Junior Stephane Dubois matched Knudsen with a second round 72 and is tied for 46th with a 148 total (+4). Dubois, who opened with a 76, carded two birdies and two bogeys en route to his even-par effort.
Sophomore Luke Jerling
is tied with Dubois in 46th after following his opening round 73 with a second round 75. Jerling managed just one birdie on the day to go along with four bogeys and 13 pars.
Freshman Greg Wiggins rebounded from an opening round 76 to shoot a 73 on Saturday. Wiggins was even when he made the turn, but managed only one birdie against a pair of bogeys on the front nine to move into a tie for 51st at 149 (+5).
Senior Marc Dobias shot his second straight 78 and is tied for 77th with a 12-over-par total of 156.
Sunday's final round will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lamar will be grouped with players from East Carolina and Chattanooga.