Oct. 29, 2012
DALLAS - Junior Stephane Dubois posted a pair of 69s Monday at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate as the Lamar men's golf team stands in 12th place heading into Tuesday's final round.
Playing on the par-71, 7,068-yard Royal Oaks Country Club, Dubois' 4-under-par total for 36 holes has him in a tie for eighth place in the 80-man tournament. Lamar's first golfer will tee off at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday morning as the Cardinals will be grouped with Missouri, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
As a team, the Cardinals posted a pair of 4-over-par 288s for a 576 total (+8). Texas Tech, which was tied with Lamar after the first round, surged to the lead in the 14-team field with a 15-under-par score of 269 in round two for a 557 total.
No. 16 Oklahoma State stands in second at 9-under-par 559, with Iowa in third at 560 (-8) and No. 34 Texas A&M and No. 9 SMU tied for fourth at 4-under-par 564. Augusta State is in sixth with a 566 score, followed by No. 4 New Mexico and No. 29 New Mexico in seventh at 571.
The Cardinals are three strokes behind No. 15 Missouri and No. 44 Oklahoma who are tied for 10th at 573.
SMU's Maxine Blandin will carry the 36-hole lead into Tuesday's final round after carding scores of 70 and 63 for a 9-under-par total of 133. Three players are tied at 7-under-par 135 and Dubois is one of 19 players who finished under par for the first two rounds.
LU senior Erik Knudsen is tied for 20th after a pair of 71s. His second round included three birdies and an eagle at the par-5, 14th hole. Knudsen is one of two LU golfers to play in the event last year when he tied for 69th place.
Sophomore Gustaf Burenstam matched Knudsen's first round 71, but managed only a 76 in the second round for a 5-over-par total of 147 and a tie for 57th place. Burenstam had 15 pars in round two, but also took a bogey and two double bogeys.
Senior Marc Dobias
and sophomore Luke Jerling
round out the Cardinals' fivesome. Dobias is tied for 69th after rounds of 77 and 72 left him with a 149 total (+7).
A year after finishing fifth in the tournament, Jerling now stands in 80th place as he struggled out of the gate with an opening round 81. He followed with a 78 for a 17-over-par total of 159.