April 8, 2014
WEST POINT, Miss. - Louisiana Tech had a final round surge of 6-under-par score of 282 as the Bulldogs finished in a tie for ninth at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point Tuesday afternoon.
That late round surge pushed Tech from 14th place into a tie for ninth against Troy as the tournament already besieged by bad weather finished moments before a thunderstorm hit the Old Waverly Golf Course.
Tuesday’s action began with the field completing the second round after darkness halted play late Monday. That late play occurred after the tournament started after a two hour delay as officials worked to ready the course after thunderstorms and flash floods hit the region Sunday.
The surge for Louisiana Tech notched a finish ahead of five teams with all but one – Southern Miss – ranking ahead of the Bulldogs in the national rankings according to GolfStat.com. LA Tech notched wins over No. 37 Memphis and No. 74 UL-Lafayette while tying No. 64 Troy. The Bulldogs entered the week ranked 114th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech had four golfers shoot under-par rounds Tuesday as Chuck Spears and Ben Robinson both notched 2-under-par 70s in the final round of play as they each tied for 41st overall with identical 6-over-par 222 scores.
The other two under-par scores from the final round came from Victor Lange and Jack Lempke as they both shot 1-under-par 71s. Lange was the top Bulldog of the week as he finished tied for 17th with a 1-over-par 217 while Lempke tied for 35th with Travis Wilmore as they finished the tournament at 5-over-par 221.
Louisiana Tech has completed the 2013-14 regular season and now turns its attention towards the 2014 Conference USA Golf Championship on April 27-29 at the Oak Tree Country Club in Edmund, Okla.
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