Feb. 21, 2013
HUMBLE - Lamar University will continue its spring golf season this weekend as the Cardinals will compete against a strong field in the 2013 Bayou City Collegiate Championships from the Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club.
The 54-hole event will be played over three days beginning with a 10 a.m. start Friday morning. Saturday's action will also be a 10 a.m. start off the first and 10th tees and Sunday's play will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on the par-72, 6,982-yard layout.
Houston and Rice serve as co-hosts of the 15-team tournament. No. 2 ranked, and defending national champion, Texas headlines the field which includes Baylor, Charlotte, Chattanooga, East Carolina, Houston Baptist, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, South Carolina, UT Arlington and UTSA.
This will be the Cards' second spring tournament following a 12th place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational hosted by Florida less than two weeks ago. Freshman Greg Wiggins, who is averaging 75.8 strokes per round this year, led the Cardinals with a 25th place tie.
Seniors Erik Knudsen and Marc Dobias, junior Stephane Dubois and sophomore Luke Jerling will also be competing for the Cardinals this weekend. Sophomore Gustaf Burenstam will be playing as an individual and his scores will not count toward Lamar's team total.
Knudsen leads the team this year with a 74.4 scoring average though six tournaments. A native of Norway, Knudsen tied for 29th at last year's Southland Conference Championships and then tied for 52nd at the NCAA Greensboro Regional.
Dubois, who transferred to Lamar a year ago from Wisconsin, is averaging 75.2 strokes per round and Dobias has a 76.1 scoring average.
Jerling, who was named the 2012 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, has struggled to a 78.4 scoring average this year. Jerling showed improvement in Florida, though, averaging 73.0 for the three-round tournament.