Oct. 7, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. - Lamar University had its best round of the tournament Sunday, but it was not enough to help the Cardinals move up the leaderboard as the men's golf team placed ninth at the David Toms Intercollegiate.
The Cardinals closed the 54-hole tournament with a 315 on the par-72, 7,578-yard University Club golf course. Lamar opened the event with team scores of 320 and 329 on Saturday for a three-round total of 964 (+100).
Host and 16th ranked LSU won the nine-team tournament with an 897 total (+33), edging second place South Alabama (905) by eight strokes. Tulsa finished third with a 911 total, with Mississippi State (918) and Louisiana Tech (920) rounding out the top five.
Senior Erik Knudsen was the Cards' top finisher in the 55-man event, tying for 31st after rounds of 78-83-77--238 (+22). Knudsen closed his final round with a pair of birdies after not recording one over his first 16 holes.
LSU's Andrew Presley won individual medalist honors with a 4-over-par total of 220. Presley, who began Sunday's final round in a tie for third, closed with a 74 after back-to-back scores of 73 on Saturday to finish one stroke ahead of teammate Smylie Kaufman and South Alabama's Michael Garretson.
Junior Stephane Dubois had Lamar's best round of the tournament with a 76 on Sunday. The Wisconsin transfer opened with rounds of 82 and 84 for a 242 total and a tie for 39th. Dubois had four birdies in his final round, but also had three bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey.
Sophomore Gustaf Burenstam finished one stroke behind Dubois in a tie for 41st. Burenstam carded rounds of 79-81-83--243 (+27).
Freshman Greg Wiggins was playing in his first collegiate tournament and tied for 46th with a 245 total (+29). Wiggins, who posted rounds of 82 and 84 on Saturday, saved his best for last with a final round 79.
Sophomore Luke Jerling
opened with identical rounds of 81, but struggled to a final round 90 for a 252 total (+36) and a tie for 49th.
Lamar will have three weeks off before continuing its fall schedule at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The 54-hole event will be hosted by Baylor at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.