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MAV GOLFERS FINISH IN FOURTH PLACE TIE AT LSU

Tyrone Mordt
 
Tyrone Mordt
 

April 3, 2005

BATON ROUGE, La. - The UTA men's golf team knows he task at hand after a fourth-place finish at the LSU Spring Invitational.

Win the Southland Conference Championships April 25-27 at the Deerwild Country Club in Kingwood, or miss a chance at the NCAA tournament.

UTA fired a final round 295 to finish in a tie for fourth place with Mississippi State, 25 strokes behind tournament champion LSU.

LSU men's golf team captured its first tournament championship of the season Sunday by winning the fifth annual LSU Spring Invitational at the University Club with a three-round total of 1-over par 865.

The Tigers used ideal playing conditions to shoot a 5-under 283 in the final round to win the title by six strokes over Lamar.

UTA junior Tyrone Mordt was the only Mav to place in the top 10 with a final 71 and a three-day total of 215, four shot behind medalist Beck Troutman.

Troutman entered Sunday's play with a three-shot lead and would not relinquish his spot atop the leaderboard. The freshman was one of three Tigers to fire a 2-under 70 in the final round to capture medalist honors for the first time in his career.

Troutman finished two strokes ahead of Julian Colmenares of Jacksonville State with a total of 5-under 211.

Despite recording a tournament-best 7-under 281 in the final round, Lamar was unable to overcome an eight-shot deficit to claim the title.

"We got off to a good start, but it's tough to make up eight shots against a team like LSU on their home golf course," said Lamar head coach Brad McMakin. "We came out and put a little heat on them, but the better team won."

Lamar was led by Andre Metzger's 4-under 68, and the Cardinal senior finished in a tie for eighth with a 2-over 218. Freshman Dawie VanDerWalt also finished in a tie for eighth.

Juan Serrano of Southeastern, La., fired the lowest round of the tournament with a 5-under 67 Sunday to finish in a tie for sixth. First-round leader Patrick Sullivan of Arkansas-Little Rock finished three shots back in third place with a 2-under 214.

 

 

LSU SPRING INVITATIONAL -- FINAL ROUND

TEAM SCORES (Par 864): 1. LSU 292-290-283 -- 865 +1; 2. Lamar 299-291-281 -- 871 +7; 3. Jacksonville State 304-295-290 -- 889 +25; t4. Mississippi State 298-302-290 -- 890 +26; t4. UT-Arlington 292-303-295 -- 890 +26; t6. Maryland 302-296-295 -- 893 +29; t6. UL-Lafayette 302-303-288 -- 893 +29; t6. Middle Tennessee State 295-303-295 -- 893 +29; t6. South Alabama 294-302-297 -- 893 +29; t10. Arkansas-Little Rock 292-313-293 -- 898 +34; t10. Arkansas State 297-294-307 -- 898 +34; t12. Furman 293-308-299 -- 900 +36; t12. Southeastern, La. 303-297-300 -- 900 +36; t14. Southern Mississippi 313-294-294 -- 301 +37; t14. Tulane 297-303-301 -- 901 +37; 16. South Florida 305-306-296 -- 907 +43; 17. Memphis 311-314-296 -- 921 +57

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 216):1. Beck Troutman, LSU, 72-69-70 -- 211 -5; 2. Julian Colmenares, JSU, 72-72-69 -- 213 -3; 3. Patrick Sullivan, UALR, 69-75-70 -- 214 -2; 4. Tyrone Mordt, UTA, 70-74-71 -- 215 -1; 5. Chris Wells, LSU, 74-72-70 -- 216 E; t6. Justin Lowe, ULL, 72-72-73 -- 217 +1; t6. Juan Serrano*, SLU, 77-73-67 -- 217 +1; t8. Dawie VanDerWalt, Lamar, 75-72-71 -- 218 +2; t8. Andre Metzger, Lamar, 77-73-68 -- 218 +2; t10. Justin Elliott, USM, 80-69-70 -- 219 +3; t10. Hugo Leon, SLU, 76-73-70 -- 219 +3.

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