LU Men Climb Leaderboard at Querencia

GO CARDINALS Lamar moves into top 10 at Querencia Cabo Colleigate.
Lamar moves into top 10 at Querencia Cabo Colleigate.

March 3, 2014

LOS CABOS, Mexico - The Lamar golf team closed out the first day of competition at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a hole to dig out of, but Monday the Cardinals began to dig their way out of that hole. LU carded a 294 Monday afternoon to jump two schools and move into a two-way tie for 10th with Mississippi Tuesday afternoon. The Cards have recorded a 307-294 - 601 after two rounds of the par 72 Los Cabos Querencia course.

"I thought our guys came out a little better prepared to play today," said head coach Brian White. "Gustaf (Burenstam) played a phenomenal round, which is what you need from your veteran guys. We still have our work cut out for us, but this was a step in the right direction."

After finishing the first round six-over par, junior Gustaf Burenstam bounced back with one his best rounds of the season. Burenstam fired a three-under 69 to surge onto the leaderboard's top 20 (78-69 - 147). Following a similar pattern Zander Gous finished the day with a three-stroke improvement from his opening-round 77. Gous enters the final round of action tied for 41st (77-74 - 151).

After setting the pace for Lamar Sunday, freshman Louis Bemberg was one of only two Cardinals who didn't improve Monday. Bemberg is tied for 56th with a 76-79 - 155. Sophomore Gregory Wiggins showed the biggest improvement from the first to second round. After posting an opening-round 84, Wiggins was 12 strokes better in Monday's round of 18 holes. He climbed 26 spots on the leaderboard and is tied for 58th (84-72 - 156) with 18 holes remaining.

Newcomer Mans Berglund closed out the scoring for Lamar Monday with an 82. Berglund is currently two strokes back of Wiggins with a 76-82 - 158 (64th).



The Cardinals will close out the three-day tournament Tuesday with the final round of action. The teams are slated to tee off at 7:30 a.m. at Los Cabos Querencia.


Querencia Cabos Collegiate Los Cabos, Mexico Mar. 2-3, 2014

Team Scores 1. Houston 288-285 - 573 2. Baylor 296-281 - 577 3. Alabama 294-284 - 578 4. Kentucky 298-287 - 585 5. Vanderbilt 296-290 - 586 SMU 288-298 - 586 7. LSU 297-293 - 590 8. Arkansas 299-296 - 595 9. UT-Chattanooga 307-289--596 10. Mississippi 305-296 - 601 Lamar 307-294 - 601 12. UT Arlington 296-307 - 603 13. Coastal Carolina 303-304 - 607 14. Abilene Christian 321-318 - 639

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