Feb. 22, 2014
Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange tied a tournament record round with a 5-under-par 67 and Louisiana Tech shot even par as a team in the second round as action continued at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship in Houston Saturday.
With the impressive round Lange moves up into a tie for second individually along with Houston’s Roman Robledo (69-69=138, -6), who is ranked 98th in the country as an individual. They are one shot behind the tournament’s individual leader, Houston’s Wesley McClain (68-69=137, -7) who leads for the second consecutive day.
Senior Jack Lempke is tied for eighth overall after shooting 2-under-par Saturday giving him a 3-under-par 141 for the tournament.
“Victor [Lange] played a great round today,” said head coach Jeff Parks. “He is onyl one shot behind the leader and is in great position to make a run at the title if he has another great round tomorrow. Jack [Lempke] had another good under-par round as well.”
As a team, the Bulldogs climbed two spots to sixth overall in the team standings as Lange and senior Jack Lempke both shot sub-par rounds Saturday. All five teams ahead of LA Tech are ranked in the top 30 in the nation and the ‘Dogs will be paired with No. 19 Arkansas and No. 31 Baylor on the final day of competition.
“Our team played very well today,” Parks said. “I am looking forward to them continuing that with a good round tomorrow. We will be paired with two highly-ranked teams on the final day which will be both fun and a challenge for our guys.”
Louisiana Tech is within striking distance of a top-three finish, only five strokes behind third-place. Co-host No. 15 Houston leads overall at 19-under-par while No. 21 Texas follows at 10-under-par. No. 29 South Carolina is in third at 5-under-par, No. 19 Arkansas is in fourth at 3-under-par while No. 31 Baylor is in fifth place just two strokes ahead of Tech at 2-under-par.
Senior Travis Wilmore finished the day at 3-over-par overall in 43rd place while Chuck Spears shot 3-over-par to finish the first two rounds at 6-over-par 150. Ben Robinson rounded out the Tech golfers at 8-over-par for the first two rounds with a 4-over-par 72 on Saturday.
The final round at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship tees off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live results from the tournament can be found at LATechSports.com.
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