Luke Jerling paces golfers to fifth place tie
Sept. 23, 2012
GLENCOE, Ill. - With sophomore Luke Jerling leading the way, the Lamar University men's golf team stood in a tie for fifth place at the Windon Memorial Classic as play was suspended by darkness Sunday evening at Skokie Country Club.
Jerling opened with a 2-over-par 73 in Sunday's opening round and was 1-over-par through 12 holes when play was halted on the par-71, 7,081-yard layout. His 3-over-par total leaves him in ninth place in the 84-man tournament.
Tournament host Northwestern, which was still on the course Sunday evening, leads the 15-team tournament at 12-over-par. Coastal Carolina, one of six teams which completed both rounds Sunday, is in second place at 16-over par.
Tennessee is third at 17-over-par, two strokes ahead of fourth place Michigan State (+19). Lamar and Ohio State are tied for fifth at 22-over-par. The rest of round 2 and all of round 3 will be played Monday morning in the 54-hole event.
Northwestern's Nicholas Losole and Michigan's Chris O'Neill are tied for the individual lead at 1-under-par. O'Neill, who opened with a 72 (+1), is 2-under through 15 holes in his second round, while Losole posted a 1-under-par 70 and is even through 15 holes in the second round.
LU junior Stephane Dubois opened with a 77, but is currently 1-under-par through 15 holes in his second round to get to 5-over for the tournament and a tie for 14th place. Dubois has three birdies in his second round, but did suffer a double bogey on the par-5 third hole.
Senior Marc Dobias is tied for 25th at 7-over-par. The VCU transfer carded a first round 78 (+7), but has rebounded in the second round with an even-par total through 12 holes. Dobias' second round includes two birdies and two bogeys.
Fellow senior Erik Knudsen is tied for 33rd one stroke behind Dobias at 8-over-par. Knudsen posted a 76 (+5) in the morning round and is 3-over-par through 15 holes heading into Monday's action.
Lamar's final golfer is sophomore Gustaf Burenstam who is tied for 45th at 10-over-par. Burenstam shot an opening round 79 (+8) and is 2-over-par through 15 holes.