Despite equaling their best round, the Lamar Cardinals fell
two places to 13th Sunday at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships. Lamar
fired a 299-297-297 – 893 in their spring opener ending the day two strokes
up on Rice.

“You know you’ve had a tough day when you eq    ual your best round of the
tournament and fall on the leaderboard,” said head coach Brian White. “We
continue to be way too inconsistent as a team. We have guys that post good
numbers for a round, or maybe two, but we have to figure out how to put it
together for three rounds. These other teams we face are too good, and take
advantage of those kind of opportunities.”

After being the No. 5 player on the team for the first two days, senior
Gustaf Burenstam rallied for his best round of the tournament. Burenstam
recorded a one-under par on the Golf Club of Houston course. The senior
carded a three-round 79-73-71 – 223 on the par 72 course finishing tied for
47th overall.

Following Burenstam, Lamar struggled to group the rest of the team around
the leader. Sophomore Mans Berglund was the closest to Burenstam on the
final day, but ended the round three-strokes back of the senior. Berglund
closed out the tournament with two-over 74 to finish tied for 60th with a
76-75-74 – 225.

Junior Gregory Wiggins and sophomore Louis Bemberg closed the competition in
a tie for 69th overall. Wiggins fired a three-round 77-71-79 – 227, while
Bemberg shot a 72-79-76 – 227.

Sophomore Zander Gous closed out the scorecard for Lamar. After opening play
with a two-over on Friday, Gous was never able to improve upon his start
posting scores of 78 and 76, respectively, in the final two rounds. Gous was
74th overall for the tournament.

The Cardinals return to Beaumont and will have seven days to prepare before
they step back on the course. Lamar returns to action Sunday, March 1, when
they travel south of the border to compete in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.