After a strong start during the first two rounds of the Louisiana Classic, the Buffs fell sharply to end their road trip, finishing in 13th place.
Tuesday’s event placed a large roadblock for men’s golf team on their road to an NCAA Tournament berth, pushing their record to a dismal 40-78 against Division I foes.
Head coach Roy Edwards said that the team’s performance was dissatisfying the second day of the tournament.
“We played very poorly today, and let a bunch of teams pass us,” Edwards said. “I thought we made some progress yesterday, but we took a great big step back today, but with how we played and the way we did it, which is more disappointing than anything else.”
Senior Justin Bardgett finished as the top athlete for the Buffs, as he tied for 21st place with a 4-over, scoring 220 pts. Bardgett was followed by sophomore Sebastian Heisele, who mustered the Buff’s best third round score with a par-3 75 to close at 8-par 223, tying him for 35th place.
After nearly finishing in the top 20, sophomore Kevin Krin was unable to math his previous performance and ended his day with a 9-par 225, enough for a tie in 42nd place.
Louisiana State ended as the top finisher with a score 864.
The Buffs resume competition at the Oregon Duck Invitational from March 22 to March 23 in Eugene, Ore.
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