April 9, 2013
WEST POINT, Mississippi - Travis Wilmore and Victor Lange closed out a solid showing at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championships hosted by Mississippi State as the Louisiana Tech duo both registered Top 10 showings at the 14-team event.
Wilmore shot a final round even par 72 and finished tied for seventh overall with a 54-hole total of 216 (73-71-72) while Lange shot a round of 74 Tuesday to finish tied for 10th overall with a three-round total of 217 (69-74-74).
It's Wilmore's fourth top 10 finish and sixth top 20 finish of the season while Lange recorded his fifth top 10 and sixth top 20.
"We are going to go to Vegas and try to win the conference championship," said Tech head coach Jeff Parks. "Travis played well, and Victor played well. We have to find three more to go with them. We have two and a half weeks to get ready for conference. It's been our goal all year and so that is what we will be shooting for now."
As a team the Bulldogs shot a three-round total of 894 to finish 10th. Twenty-eighth ranked Mississippi State and UAB tied for first with a total of 867 with the Bulldogs winning the title on the first playoff hole. South Alabama came in third at 876 followed by Southeastern Louisiana (880), Cincinnati (888), Southern Miss (889), Georgia State (889), Memphis (890), UL-Lafayette (893), LA Tech (894), Ole Miss (897), Middle Tennessee (911), Rice (913) and Arkansas State (929).
In addition to Wilmore and Lange's impressive showing at the event, Sam Forgan finished 43rd with a three-round total of 228 (80-74-74) followed by Brandon Newton (77-82-77=236, T68th) and Ben Robinson (82-79-85=246, 75th).
Cincinnati's Emerson Newsome held off a threesome of competitors to win the individual title by one stroke with a three-round total of six-under-par 210 (67-71-72).
Tech will return to action when it competes in the WAC Championships at Rio Secco Golf Course in Henderson, Nevada April 29 through May 1.