Oct. 7, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. - The UAB men's golf team recorded a team total of 937 (308-302-327) to finish in seventh place overall at the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU.
"This was a very difficult golf course and there were some high scores out there," UAB head coach Alan Kaufman. "I thought we struggled all weekend. I was happy with the way some of our guys played, but we need to play much better in our last two tournaments this fall."
The course was playing difficult during Tuesday's final 18 holes, as not one player in the nine team, 55-man field broke par on the day. LSU's Andrew Presley won the medalist honor with a four-over par 220, despite not recording a single round of par or below (73-73-74).
Junior Conner Pratt led the Blazers as he tied for 22nd overall with a 54-hole total of 233 (76-72-85) on the par 72, 7,578-yard University Club course. It is the first time in his two seasons with UAB that he has led the team in a 54-hole tournament.
Senior Thomas Sutton finished in 27th overall with a 235 (76-75-84), while junior Sam Love tied for 28th after carding a 236 (80-79-77). Sophomore Paul Dunne (81-76-84) and junior Wilson McDonald (76-83-82) both tied for 36th with a 241 to round out the scoring Blazers.
Freshman Martin Rohwer competed as an individual in the event and placed 41st overall with a three-round score of 243 (78-83-82).
Tournament host and No. 16 LSU (897) captured the team title by eight strokes over South Alabama (905). Tulsa, ranked 41st in the nation, placed third (911), as Mississippi State (918) and Louisiana Tech (920) rounded out the top five.
The Blazers will be back in action on Oct. 15-16 as they compete at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The event, which is hosted by Alabama, will be held at Old Overton Golf Course in Birmingham, Ala.