John Lewis Sams
Lange leads team tied for 13th
Lange tied for nine, six shots back of leader
Lange tied for 18th
Bulldogs paired with Southern Miss in first round
C-USA Championship up next for LA Tech
Photos from the first two rounds of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate.
2014-15: Recorded a 74.93 season stroke average over 27 rounds in nine tournaments … Best finish of the year was an even-par card (75-69-72=216) as he finished 12th at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate (10/20-21) which included his best round of the season, a 3-under-par 69 in the second round … Opened the year with a 5-over-par (73-73-72=218) scorecard as he tied for 43rd at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/8-9) … Carded a 6-over-par (82-69-71=222) as he tied his best single round score in the second round, finishing tied for 42nd … Helped Louisiana Tech to a team title at the Memphis Intercollegiate (9/15-16) as he placed tied for 29th at 7-over-par (75-74-74=223) … Also carded 7-over-par (73-71-79=223) as he tied for 33rd at the ULM Wallace Jones Invitational (3/23-24) … Was 8-over-par (72-75-77=224) as he tied for 26th at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (2/23-24) … Carded 14-over-par (75-76-79=230) to finish tied for 64th at the UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic (3/30-31) … Recorded a 15-over-par (77-80-74=231) score at the Conference USA Championship to finish 60th … Registered a 20-over-par scorecard at the Lamkin San Diego Classic (3/9-10) as he finished tied for 75th.
2013-14: Played in four tournaments, averaging a 77.7 score over 11 rounds with 855 strokes played ... Best finish of the year came in the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate as he finished tied for 27th with an 8-over-par score of 224 (76-74-74=224, +8) ... Finished tied for 59th at the Argent Financial Classic (79-83=162, +18) ... Placed 64th at the Louisiana Classics (79-77-76=232, +16) ... Shot 21-over-par at the Golfweek Conference Challenge as he finished 69th (80-79-78=237, +21).
High School: Lettered four years for coach Steve Weir at Riverdale Academy ... Has been a member of the high school golf team since his fifth grade year ... Helped lead the Rebels to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) South A championship in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... Led the program to the MAIS Class 2A State title in 2011 while also winning the individual state title ... Was the state individual runner-up in 2012 ... Won 15 of the 23 tournament in which he competed in high school, and finished under par in 10 of them ... Captured the 2012 Texas PGA tournament at Holly Tree ... Won the Texas Junior Golf Tour 2012 Tyler Rose Major Championship ... Finished sixth at the American Junior Golf Association 2012 David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior ... Finished eighth at the 2012 AJGA Music City Junior ... Placed 1st, 2nd and 4th in AGJA qualifiers ... Ranked in the top 300 in the nation on the Junior Golf Scoreboard in the summer of 2012 ... Also lettered in basketball and track and field at Riverdale Academy.
Personal: Full name is John Lewis Sams ... Son of Lewis and Laura Sams ... Has one sister, Hanna ... Born Aug. 29, 1994 in Shreveport, La.