March 11, 2013
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Lamar University placed three golfers inside the top 30 on Monday at the 2013 General Hackler Championship, helping the Cardinals head into Tuesday's final round in sixth place.
Junior Stephane Dubois is leading the Cardinals after carding a 73 and a 77 on Monday for a 36-hole score of 150 (+6) and a 16th place tie. The 54-hole tournament will conclude Tuesday on the par-72, 6,950-yard TPC of Myrtle Beach layout.
Dubois was 1-over-par through 16 holes in his second round, but took a triple bogey on the par-3 17th hole and bogeyed the par-5 18th to finish at 5-over-par in the afternoon. The Wisconsin transfer made par on both holes in his opening round.
The Cardinals posted team scores of 301 and 308 for a 33-over-par total of 609. No. 17 Arkansas leads the 11-team field at 6-over-par 582 after rounds of 283 and 299. No. 23 Kent State is second with a 584 total, followed by No. 29 Tennessee (589), host and 48th ranked Coastal Carolina (605) and East Tennessee State (607).
Thomas Sorensen of Arkansas has a two-shot lead heading into the final round on Tennessee's Oliver Goss for medalist honors. Sorensen opened with a 68 before a second round 73 left him at 3-under-par 141. Goss carded rounds of 71 and 72 and is the only other player in the 63-man field who is under par.
Unfortunately for Lamar, its low finisher on the day was senior Marc Dobias who is playing the event as an individual and does not count toward the team scores. Dobias is tied for fifth place at 2-over-par 146 after rounds of 75 and 71.
Dobias carded five birdies in his second round 71, including two in the final five holes to finish the round under par. The 71 matches his low round as a Cardinal.
Sophomore Luke Jerling stands just one shot behind Dubois in a tie for 20th place. Like Dubois, Jerling posted a second round 77 after opening with a 74 for a 151 total (+7). After registering four birdies in his opening round, the 2012 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year managed just one birdie against six bogeys in his afternoon round.
Senior Erik Knudsen
, who is coming off his best career finish two weeks ago at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships when he tied for sixth, is tied for 28th with a 10-over-par total of 154. After a solid 74 in his opening round, Knudsen settled for an afternoon 80.
Sophomore Gustaf Burenstam is tied for 39th at 157 (+13) and freshman Greg Wiggins is one shot back in a tie for 41st at 158 (+14). Burenstam shot rounds of 80 and 77, while Wiggins opened with an 81 before closing with a 77.