March 29, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - For the second straight day, the Lamar University men's golf team registered a 6-over-par total of 286 and will head into Saturday's final round of the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate in a tie for 11th place.
The 54-hole tournament, which is being held on the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf course, features seven of the top 50 teams in the country in Golfweek's latest rankings. Saturday's final round will begin off the first and 10th tees at 10 a.m. (CT).
Lamar's 12-over-par total of 572 for 36 holes has the Cardinals tied with San Jose State in the 18-team field, just one stroke behind No. 31 Northwestern and Colorado who are tied for ninth at 571. Host Stanford, which is ranked 10th in the country, will carry an 11 stroke lead into the final round after carding a pair of strong rounds to get to 17-under-par 543.
No. 8 TCU is in second at 6-under-par 554, with No. 22 St. Mary's and San Francisco tied for third at 1-under-par 559 and No. 47 Oregon sitting in fifth at 5-over-par 565. Iowa (566), No. 7 USC (567) and UC Davis (568) are well within striking distance for the Cardinals.
Senior Marc Dobias opened the tournament with a 3-under-par 67 and followed with a 71 (+1) in round 2 to finish tied for seventh heading into the final round. At 2-under-par 138, Dobias is one of 15 players who will begin the final round under par.
Dobias picked up four birdies in his second round, but also posted five bogeys. The VCU transfer also had four birdies in his opening round, but added an eagle and only had a pair of bogeys.
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers is tied with TCU's Paul Barjon atop the leaderboard with 8-under-par totals of 132. Both golfers have posted back-to-back rounds of 66 and hold four stroke leads over a pair of golfers tied for third at 4-under-par.
Greg Wiggins is tied for 27th in the 96-man field after rounds of 69 and 73 left the freshman with a 2-over-par total of 142. Wiggins, who had five birdies in his opening round, carded two on Friday, adding three bogeys and a double bogey.
Junior Stephane Dubois
had the Cards' low round Friday, posting two birdies, 15 pars and just one bogey en route to a 1-under-par 69. After opening with a 74, Dubois is tied for 33rd with a 3-over-par total of 143.
Senior Erik Knudsen and sophomore Luke Jerling are Lamar's final two players. After opening with a disappointing 83 on Thursday, Jerling rebounded with a solid 73 in round 2. Despite the improvement, Jerling is tied for 94th at 16-over-par 156.
Knudsen managed just one birdie in posting a 78 in round 2. He carded a 76 in the opening round and is tied for 91st at 14-over-par 154.