Golf in 11th After First Day at UTSA Oak Hills Invite
Feb. 10, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of a 36-hole day to lead the Bulldogs as Tech enters the final round of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in 11th place among a field of talented teams.
Results from the double-round day in San Antonio came in late as golfers from 15 schools played through cold, windy conditions at Oak Hills Country Club.
LA Tech finished the day (306-299=605, +37) only one shot behind Kansas State and Sam Houston State and just two strokes behind Wichita State. No. 13 Oklahoma leads the tournament after shooting an 11-over-par 579 through two rounds.
Lange was one of three Bulldog golfers to improve upon his score in the second round, shaving four strokes off his opening round performance. The South Africa native shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round after opening competition with a 3-over-par 75. Senior Jack Lempke recorded the best improvement on the team between the two rounds with a six-stroke betterment, shooting a 2-over-par 74 in the second round after an 8-over-par 80 in through the first 18 holes.
Overall, Lange enters the final day ranked ninth while Chuck Spears is second on the team in 41st place after a 77-76=153 performance (9-over-par).
The Bulldogs have a three-stroke lead over in-state foe Southeastern Louisiana, a team that is currently ranked 44th in the nation by GolfStat.com. LA Tech also has a seven-shot lead over Conference USA foe UTEP.
Only five shots separate Louisiana Tech, currently sitting in 11th place in the 15-team field, from fifth-place East Carolina in a competitive tournament that features five teams ranked in the top 75 in the nation.
Action at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational wraps up on Tuesday but the original 8 a.m. start for the final round has been pushed back to a 9:30 a.m. start due to inclement weather that is hitting most of North America. The front end of that same weather system has shut down the Louisiana Tech campus on Tuesday.
Live results for the tournament can be found at GolfStat.com.
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