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Golf: Magnus Wins Individual Title At Memphis Intercollegiate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sophomore Haraldur Magnus picked up right where he left off on Tuesday carding a score of 2-under par (70) to win the individual title at the Memphis Intercollegiate hosted at the Colonial Country Club.

 

 

 

Magnus started the day in fifth and overcame a three-stroke deficit to finish the tournament at 1-under (215) and pick up his first collegiate victory.

 

 

 

“I was obviously very happy with Haraldur’s performance,” head coach Theo Sliman said. “To start the tournament at 6-over and then fight back to be in the winner’s circle is something else and very impressive for a sophomore to do. To win a college tournament is tough enough in itself. He was able to keep his mental focus and close out the round strong.”

 

 

 

“It is awesome to win,” Magnus said.  “This is a big step forward for me to reach one of my goals already. I had a bad start, but I was able to gather myself and turn things around. I didn’t even know I had won until I had finished my round and saw I had the lead.”

 

 

 

Magnus is the first Cajuns golfer to win a tournament since 2011 when Andrew Noto claimed the individual title at the David Toms Intercollegiate.

 

 

 

The Cajuns also made a move on the final day as a team climbing two spots to finish the event in third at 28-over (892) after posting the second lowest team score of the day at 6-over (294).

 

 

 

“I am proud of the team,” Sliman added. “We had a poor middle round, but we were able to get past it and make a move today. Shooting the second lowest round of the day I think is going to springboard this team into the final three tournaments.”

 

 

 

No. 40 Memphis claimed the team title with a score of 10-over (874). South Alabama (�25, 889), Louisiana (�28, 892), Cincinnati (�32, 896) and Arkansas State (�32, 896) round out the top five teams.

 

 

 

Sophomore Ross Davis recorded his best finish of the year carding a 70 (-2) in the final round to place in a tie for ninth at 5-over (221).

 

 

 

Fernando Cruz Valle also finished in the top 25 for Louisiana in a tie for 18th at 8-over (224). Christian Verrougstraete ended the day in a tie for 44th at 16-over (232), while Thomas Strandemo closed out the scoring for the squad in 58th at 19-over (235)

 

 

 

The Ragin’ Cajuns return to action next Monday as they head to West Point, Miss. for the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.

 

 

 

— Ragin’ Cajuns —

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Schneider
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisiana

Cox Communications Athletics Center 
201 Reinhardt Drive 
Lafayette, LA   70506 

Office: (337) 482-6332 
Cell: (225) 241-8430 
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schneider@louisiana.edu 
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