Feb. 22, 2013
HOUSTON - Louisiana Tech got red numbers from freshman Victor Lange and junior Travis Wilmore in the first round of the 2013 Bayou City Collegiate Championships as the Bulldogs sit in seventh place at the 15-team event held at Redstone Golf Club.
"As well as we played, we still left some shots on the course," said Tech head coach Jeff Parks. "Our guys know they need to come back out tomorrow and improve on our performance today in order to climb up the leaderboard and compete for the top spot. It was a solid day of golf, but each one of these guys will tell you it could have been even better."
Lange fired a three-under-par 69 on Friday, tallying five birdies, two bogeys and 11 pars during the opening round of the event as the Johannesburg, South Africa native sits in a tie for third place among a field of 85 competitors. Wilmore shot a 71 with four birdies, three bogeys and 11 pars and is currently tied for 11th place.
Both golfers rebounded nicely from their below par performances at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate earlier in the week where neither finished in the top 55.
Senior Sam Forgan was also solid during Friday's play, recording a one-over-par 73 with four birdies, three bogeys, one double bogey and 10 pars. Forgan sits in a tie for 27th place heading into Saturday's action.
Jack Lempke shot a six-over-par 78 as his scorecard included one birdie, five bogeys and one double bogey. He is tied for 70th place. Ben Robinson is tied for 82nd after a nine-over-par 81 that included one birdie, six bogeys and two double bogeys.
As a team LA Tech is alone in seventh place at three-over-par 291, trailing 3rd ranked Texas (285), 37th ranked Baylor (286), Charlotte (289), 41st ranked Chattanooga (290), UT Arlington (290) and East Carolina (290). The Bulldogs lead UTSA (292), 36th ranked Houston (294), 43rd ranked South Carolina (294), Houston Baptist (294), Lamar (295), 50th ranked Indiana (296), New Mexico State (299) and Rice (309).