Bulldogs advance to face top-seeded UAB
Bulldogs claim first conference title since 1980, automatically qualify for NCAA Regionals
Lange rallied from seven strokes back to force playoff
LA Tech leads North Texas in three of the five matches
Lange, Spears tied for third
Photos from the third round of the 2016 C-USA Golf Championship at Texarkana Country Club.
Photos from LA Tech clinching the 2016 C-USA Championship with a win over UAB.
2016 C-USA Championship Semifinal match Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas
Photos from the second round of the 2016 Conference USA Golf Championship.
Photos from the first round of the 2016 C-USA Golf Championship
2014-15: Registered a 75.00 season average over 24 rounds in eight events ... Best finish was at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/8-9) as he was 1-over-par (72-71-71=214) to finish tied for 20th ... Also tied for 20th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (10/20-21), carding 5-over-par (74-70-77=221) ... Best round of the year was a 3-under-par 69 in the opening round of the Memphis Intercollegiate (9/15-16), helping LA Tech to a team win as he finished the tournament tied for 24th as he carded 6-over-par (69-78-75=222) for the three rounds ... Finished the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational (2/9-10) at 10-over-par (75-74-74=223) to finish tied for 40th ... At the UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic (3/30-31), finished tied for 55th after carding 12-over-par (77-73-78=228) ... Registered a pair of back-to-back 13-over-par 229 performances, first at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (2/23-24) as he finished tied for 47th with a score of 78-78-73=229 and followed that at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (3/9-10) as he shot 78-76-75=229 to tie for 52nd ... Tied for 40th at the David Toms Intercollegiate (10/4-5) after firing an 18-over-par (79-73-82=234).
2013-14: Played in all 11 tournaments shooting a 76.4 average with 2,444 strokes over his 32-round season ... Best finish of the year came at the Argent Financial Classic where he finished tied for 13th (75-74=149, +5) ... Shot 6-over-par at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship as he finished tied for 41st (79-73-70=222, +6) ... Tied for 31st at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (77-72-76=225, +9) ... Tied for 64th at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship (75-75-77=227, +11).
2012-13 (LSU): Made two tournament appearances while competing as an individual ... Tied for 39th place in his collegiate debut at the 2012 David Toms Intercollegiate held at the University Club in Baton Rouge ... Posted a 54-hole score of 26-over par 242 to tie for 39th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate ... Carded a season-low 6-over 78 in the final round at the David Toms Intercollegiate ... Tied for 30th place at the 2013 South Alabama Individual Tournament held at Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Club in Mobile, Ala. ... Recorded a season-low tournament score in relation to par at 17-over 159 in two rounds in the event ... Carded a tournament-best 7-over 78 in the first round in Mobile ... Ended the season with a scoring average of 80.2 strokes per round in five rounds played on the year.
High School: Was the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2012 ... Was also the No. 58-ranked recruit in the country for the Class of 2012 and the nation's No. 109-ranked recruit regardless of class by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of his signing ... A back-to-back Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Champion following tournament wins in 2010 and 2011 ... Fired a 2-under par 214 in three rounds to capture his first LGA Junior Amateur title at Ellendale Country Club in Houma, La. ... Posted rounds of 2-over 74, 3-under 69 and 1-under 71 to win the 2010 LGA Junior Amateur Championship ... Defended his crown in 2011 by firing an tournament-record 54-hole score of 12-under par 204 at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Zachary, La. ... Carded rounds of 5-under 67, 1-under 71 and 6-under 66 to finish five shots clear of the field in his win at the 2011 LGA Junior Amateur Championship ... Is only the third repeat champion in the 54-year history of Louisiana's premier junior championship ... A standout performer as a member of the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour ... Has captured six AJGT tournament titles over the past two seasons ... Won back-to-back individual titles at the AJGT Links on the Bayou Junior Classic held at Links on the Bayou Country Club in Alexandria, La., in 2010 and 2011 ... Fired winning scores of 9-under 135 and 4-under 140 in two wins at the Links on the Bayou Junior Classic ... Has won titles at the AJGT Coca-Cola Stroke Play Championship and AJGT Father's Day Extravaganza at Le Triomphe during the 2011 season ... Won his first two AJGT championships at the Oak Wing Junior Classic and Alexandria Country Club Junior Classic during the 2010 campaign ... Posted a scoring average of 69.3 strokes per round in his six AJGT victories ... Is a four-year letterwinner during his prep career at Alexandria Senior High School ... Won the Class 4A state title by five shots as a sophomore at Alexandria Senior High School.
Personal: Full name is Charles Ray Spears, Jr. ... Son of Tonya McCormick and Charles Spears, Sr. ... Has one brother named Tremaine Spears ... Born on June 16, 1994.