March 30, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior Stephane Dubois fired a career-best 67 in the final round of the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate on Saturday, helping the Lamar University men's golf team finish 11th against one of the top fields in college golf this season.
The 54-hole tournament, which was held on the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf course, featured seven of the top 50 teams in the country according to the latest Golfweek rankings.
Dubois, who also posted rounds of 74 and 69, finished in a tie for 16th place with a three-round total of even-par 210. The Wisconsin transfer played a flawless final round, registering three birdies and 15 pars, and posted five birdies and just one bogey over his final two rounds.
Tournament host and 10th ranked Stanford won on its home course with a 23-under-par total of 817 for 54 holes. No. 8 TCU closed with an 11-under-par total of 269, but came up seven strokes shy of the Cardinal with an 823 team total.
No. 22 St. Mary's finished third at 839 (-1), with San Francisco (841) and UC Davis (847) rounding out the top five in the 18-team field. Sixth ranked USC placed sixth at 849, followed by Northwestern (852) and Colorado (853). Oregon and Stanford's "B" team tied for ninth at 854.
Lamar posted rounds of 286-286-284 to finish alone in 11th with a 16-over-par total of 856, two shots ahead of Iowa and Minnesota (858).
TCU's Paul Barjon carded three straight rounds in the 60s to win individual medalist honors by three shots over Stanford's Patrick Rodgers. Barjon shot 66-66-67 for an 11-under-par total of 199. A total of 15 players in the 96-man field finished under par.
LU senior Marc Dobias, who opened the tournament with a 67 on Thursday, finished in a tie for 22nd place with a 1-over-par total of 211. Dobias added a 71 in round 2 and closed with a 73 on Saturday which included five birdies, three double bogeys and two bogeys.
Freshman Greg Wiggins
continues to play well and tied for 26th place at 2-over-par 212. Wiggins opened with a 69, carded a second round 73 and finished with an even-par effort of 70 in Saturday's final round. He managed an eagle, a pair of birdies and four bogeys in his closing 18 holes.
Erik Knudsen tied for 89th and Luke Jerling tied for 95th to round out the Cardinals' lineup. Knudsen, a senior who came into the tournament averaging a team-best 74.4 strokes per round, eagled the first hole Saturday, but added just one other birdie against five bogeys and a double bogey in closing with a 74. He added rounds of 76 and 78 for an 18-over-par total of 228.
Jerling shot a respectable 73 in round 2, but opened with an 83 and closed with an 81 for a three-round total of 237 (+27). The 2012 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year had eight bogeys and a double bogey in his final round.
Lamar's next action will be at the Yale Spring Opener on Apr. 6 before heading to McKinney, Texas, for the Southland Conference Championships. The Cardinals will be looking to defend their 2012 league title at Stonebridge Country Club.