Bulldog Golfers Finish Third at Pinetree



Oct. 23, 2012

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KENNESAW, Georgia - Louisiana Tech placed three golfers in the top 15 of the individual standings and the Bulldogs finished third in the 12-team Pinetree Intercollegiate hosted by Kennesaw State at Pinetree Country Club Monday and Tuesday.

Sam Forgan, Ben Robinson and Victor Lange all finished in the top 15 out of 72 competitors at the 54-hole event as each golfer recorded one impressive round of 70.

"Sam, Ben and Victor all played good golf at times," said Tech head coach Jeff Parks. "Ben played phenomenal in the first two rounds. He was six under with five holes left in yesterday's second round and shot eight over in the last five. He took the positives away from the day although he wasn't happy. It was good to see Victor play well today."

Kennesaw State ran away with the team competition, shooting a three-round total of 860 to finish ahead of Ball State (884), LA Tech (902), South Alabama (908), Middle Tennessee (908), Troy (910), Samford (921), Florida Gulf Coast (924), Northern Illinois (927), Jacksonville (932), Gardner-Webb (942) and Marquette (947).

"We weren't able to execute the way we needed to in order to be competitive," said Tech head coach Jeff Parks. "However, if this was our worst golf and we finished third, I still feel pretty good about us putting it all together this spring. We have plenty of wins ahead of us. We learned something about ourselves every tournament we played this fall. We will take a break and get our bodies in shape for the spring. I feel that if we play up to our potential this spring, we can win quite a few tournaments."

Lange recorded Tech's best round on Tuesday, firing a two-under-par 70 to finish in a tie for 15th place overall with a total of 226 (79-77-70). Forgan was Tech's top finisher tying for sixth with a three-round total of 222 (75-70-77) while Robinson also tied for 15th at 226 (70-76-80).

For the first time in four fall events, junior Travis Wilmore failed to record a top 10 finish as he shot a three-round total of 230 (77-75-78) to tie for 27th. Jack Lempke tied for 46th with a 236 total (78-76-82).

Kennesaw State's Jimmy Beck ran way with the individual title, shooting seven-under-par 209. Teammate Ben Greene was the runner-up with a one-under-par 215 as the pair were the only golfers to shoot in the red for the entire event.