Feb. 28, 2014
LOS CABOS, Mexico -
The Lamar Cardinal men's golf team will look to put the disappointment of a 14th-place finish at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships behind them as they prepare to travel to Mexico to compete in the Querencia Cabos Intercollegiate at Los Cabos Querencia. The three-day 54-hole tournament will begin Sunday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start with all teams playing 18 holes each day. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. for the first two days, and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Los Cabos Querencia is a 7,050-yard, par-71 course.
The Cardinals will be competing in a field that consists of SMU, Alabama, Arkansas, Abilene Christian, Baylor, Coastal Carolina, Houston, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Texas-Arlington and Vanderbilt. Included in the field are three of the tournaments past champions - Arkansas (2010-11) and Mississippi (2012).
Lamar steps back on the course just a week after a disappointing performance in Houston at the Bayou City Collegiate. After opening the tournament in 15th place, Lamar rallied on the second day and climbed two places on the leaderboard heading into the third and final round. Despite recording their best round of the tournament on the final day, Lamar was unable to continue the climb falling one spot to 14th in the final round.
The Cardinals were led in Houston by freshman Louis Bemberg. The bright spot of the tournament, Bemberg carded a 76-69-73 - 218 to finish in a tie for 38th overall. His second-round 69 was the team's lowest individual round of the tournament.
The Querencia Cabos Intercollegiate will be the Cardinals' final three-day tournament before opening Southland Conference play in late April. The team's final three tournaments prior to conference will be three-round, two-day tournaments.
Following the Querencia Cabos Intercollegiate, Lamar will be back in action less than a week later when they travel to Murrells Inlet, S.C., to compete in the General Hackler Championships. The tournament in South Carolina will begin Monday, March 10.