March 11, 2014
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. -
For the second-straight tournament junior Gustaf Burenstam leads the way for the Lamar Cardinal golf team. Burenstam climbed four spots Tuesday afternoon with an even-par round to finish tied for eighth (73-76-72 - 221). Burenstam led Lamar to a seventh-place finish with a 298-305-300 - 903.
"Gustaf and Stephane (Dubois) closed with really strong rounds today," said head coach Brian White. "Gustaf has been playing well the past couple of tournaments. We need to keep that going, plus get more consistent play from some of our other guys."
Lamar was unable to place anyone else close to Burenstam on the leaderboard. Sophomore Gregory Wiggins posted the team's second-lowest scored but ended the tournament five strokes back of Burenstam (75-75-77 - 227). Wiggins ended the tournament tied for 21st overall.
Dubois closed out the three-round tournament two strokes back of Wiggins. The team's lone senior fired a 75-82-72 - 229 to place tied for 26th. Freshman Zander Gous finished nine strokes off his second-round pace to end the day tied for 38th on the individual leaderboard. Gous ended the two-day tournament with a 75-75-83 - 232.
Freshman Mans Berglund closed out the Lamar scorecard Tuesday afternoon, but was never able to find a consistent stroke. After opening with a 77-80 following Monday's two rounds of play, he ended the tournament with a seven-over 79. Berglund finished the General Hackler Championships tied for 50th.
The Cardinals have a short turnaround to prepare for their next competition. Lamar will be in Laredo, Texas Friday to open the Border Olympics.
General Hackler Championships
Murrells Inlet, S.C.
March 10-11, 2014
1. Middle Tennessee State 303-290-291 - 884
2. Kent State 305-287-294 - 886
3. Iowa State 296-301-293 - 890
4. East Tennessee State 303-292-301 - 896
5. East Carolina 303-290-304 - 897
6. Louisville 302-301-296 - 899
7. Lamar 298-305-300 - 903
8. Coastal Carolina 295-307-303 - 905
9. Duke 314-301-298 - 913
10. North Carolina 311-312-310 - 933
11. UNC-Wilmington 311-309-317 - 937
12. Northern Illinois 330-319-315 - 964