Sept. 20, 2013
Less than a week after its runner-up finish at the season-opening Wolverine Classic, the Lamar Cardinal golf team returns north to compete in the Windon Memorial Classic hosted by Northwestern. The Windon Memorial is a 54-hole tournament that will begin with 36 holes on Sunday concluding with the final 18 Monday morning. It is slated to begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start on the par-72, 7,202-yard Knollwood Club course. Monday's final round will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
Lamar is one of 16 teams who will be competing at the Windon Memorial Classic in Lake Forest, Ill. The field consists of two teams ranked in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Top 25 Poll - No. 7 Arkansas and No. 22 Kent State. The rest of the field includes tournament-host Northwestern, Coastal Carolina, DePaul, Harvard, Iowa, Marquette, Michigan, North Texas, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Tulsa and UC Davis.
"This is another strong test for our guys early in the season," said head coach Brian White. "There are going to be some very tough teams competing at Knollwood, including two in the top 25, and one in the top 10. I would like to see us improve from a solid start last week at Michigan. I felt we played good at times, but we had our chances to win and didn't get it done. We have to take advantage of those opportunities when they present themselves."
The Knollwood Club course is located on 240 rolling acres in Lake Forest, Ill., and was designed by J.S. Colt and C.H. Alison in 1924. It marks the first time since the 2000 season that the Knollwood Club has hosted the Windon Memorial.
Lamar will look to continue the momentum it gained from its season-opening runner-up finish at the Wolverine Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. last week. The Cardinals enter the final round of action only two strokes back of the leader Michigan State. Led by senior Stephane Dubois' four-under 67 on the final day, the Cardinals were one of four teams to fire a low round of 280 Tuesday. Unfortunately Lamar was unable to gain any ground on the leaders as they posted an identical third-round score. Michigan State edged out Lamar, 851-853.
The Cardinals finished the Wolverine Intercollegiate with seven rounds of par, or better, including a team-low four-under 67 by Dubois on the final day. Junior Luke Jerling
added a three-under 68 in the second round, while freshman Louis Bemberg
opened with a two-under 69.
Live results of the Windon Memorial can be viewed by clicking here.