April 29, 2014
EDMOND, Okla. - Sophomore Victor Lange shot a 2-over-par 72 in Louisiana Tech's final round as the sophomore finished tied for fourth individually at the 2014 Conference USA Golf Championship at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond.
As a team the Bulldogs shot 21-over-par 301 during the final round and finished 12th overall with a 62-over-par (304-297-31=902) over the three day championship event. LA Tech jumped Marshall over the final round as the Thundering Herd shot 68-over-par 908 while Tech fell short of UTSA by four shots as the Roadrunners were 58-over-par (898).
Lange finished the tournament tied for fourth place, finishing the championship at 3-over-par (68-73-72=213) over the course of the three rounds. By placing in the top five, Lange is named C-USA all-tournament.
Senior Jack Lempke finished tied for 46th as his 8-over-par round Tuesday capped off an 18-over-par (76-74-78=228) tournament as he completes his collegiate career. He was followed by sophomore Ben Robinson, whose tournament-best round of 3-over-par 73 on Tuesday pushed him to a tie for 52nd, shooting 231 (81-77-73) over the last three days.
Wilmore and sophomore Chuck Spears both tied for 59th as the duo shot 24-over-par (234) in the tournament. Wilmore had a three day score of 81-75-78 while Spears shot 79-75-80.
Rice won the overall team title with a final score of 21-over-par 861 after shooting a final round best score of 6-over-par to leapfrog several teams for the championship. The Owls entered the final day in fourth place and edged No. 18 UAB by one stroke. Tulsa's Matt Mabrey claimed the individual title with a final score of 1-under-par (70-69-70=209).
An at-large selection for Lange would result in Louisiana Tech's first NCAA appearance since the University moved up to Division I in the late 1970s.
For complete coverage of Bulldog Golf, please follow @LATechGolf on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.