Bulldog Golfers Travel to Memphis

April 8, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Louisiana Tech will compete in its final event prior to the Western Athletic Conference championships as the Bulldogs are one of 12-teams teeing it up at the 2012 Memphis Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club Monday and Tuesday.

Head coach Jeff Parks Bulldogs are currently ranked 67th in the country heading into this week's event, the highest ranking this late in the season ever for a LA Tech golf team. Tech is also the highest ranked Western Athletic Conference team, edging San Jose State which is ranked 76th.

This week the Bulldogs will be competing against a field that includes 154th-ranked Arkansas State, 98th-ranked UALR, 116th-ranked Akron, 41st ranked Kennesaw State, 43rd ranked Memphis, 42nd ranked Middle Tennessee, 69th ranked Mississippi State, 117th-ranked Southern Miss, 94th ranked South Alabama, 34th-ranked UAB and 80th ranked Vanderbilt.

Tech has recorded a total of five Top 5 finishes in nine events thus far this season, including three straight following its fifth-place finish at the LSU National Invitation last week. The Bulldogs are on the cusp of qualifying for the program's first ever NCAA regional appearance with only two events remaining.

This week the Bulldogs will be represented by Jonathan Bale, Cody Blankenship, Sam Forgan, Cody Santone and Travis Wilmore. The five-some have combined for a total of eight top 10 individual performances this season led by Forgan's three.

The event will begin Monday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start and will include 36 holes on the opening day. It will conclude Tuesday with the third and final round.

Fans can follow all of the up-to-date action through live scoring at www.golfstat.com.




  • Official
    LA Tech Store

Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Learfield sponsor logo


Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Email: techtickets@latech.edu
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205