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Golf: Smith, Cajuns Finish Fifth at Indian Classic

Michael Smith led the Cajuns to a fifth place finish with a fifth place finish of his own.
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Michael Smith led the Cajuns to a fifth place finish with a fifth place finish of his own.

JONESBORO, Ark.-Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns men’s golf team put together
another stellar round at the ASU Indian Classic to finish the tournament in
fifth place.  Senior Michael Smith (Lafayette, La.) carded his third
consecutive round under par to finish the tournament in a tie for fifth. 

The Ragin’ Cajuns received four sub-par performances to drop to 20 under par
for the tournament and move into fifth place.  The Cajuns entered the day in
a tie for seventh place.  UL dropped six strokes in the final round counting
two rounds of 70 and two rounds of 71 on the final day of competition.

The Cajuns finished 10 strokes back of tournament winner Austin Peay (-30). 
Tournament-host Arkansas State finished their tournament in second place
finishing at 28-under par, one stroke ahead of third place Illinois State and
three strokes in front of New Orleans.

Smith finished the tournament in fifth place with his nine-under par
performance.  The senior finished four strokes back of tournament winner
Tyler Thompson of Arkansas State. 

Smith was one of two Ragin’ Cajuns to turn in a scorecard of 70 in the final
round of competition.  Kyle Pritchard (San Antonio, Texas) also finished the
day at two-under par to move into a tie for 36th overall. 

Devin Carrey (South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) finished the tournament
in 10th place overall.  Carrey and fellow Canadian Thomas Petts (North
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) each had rounds of one-under par 71. 

Rounding out the scoring for the Cajuns was Morgan Landry (Lafayette, La.). 
The senior carded a three-over par round of 75 to close out the tournament at
two-over par. 

The Ragin’ Cajuns will look to defend their Sun Belt Conference title as they
head to the 2008 Conference Championship in Muscle Shoals, Ala. on Monday,
Apr. 21.  The Cajuns will play through Wednesday, Apr. 23 as they look win
their second consecutive championship.

Final Results
1. Austin Peay 268-286-280–834
2. Arkansas State 278-280-278–836
3. Illinois State 276-279-282–837
4. New Orleans 274-278-287–839
5. Louisiana 282-280-282–844
6. South Florida 281-276-289–846
Oral Roberts 284-279-283–846
8. UALR 288-277-282–847
9. ULM 278-281-289–848
10. Southern Illinois 281-281-289–851
11. DePaul 288-282-290–860
12. Missouri State 285-288-288–861
13. Jacksonville State 291-288-284–863
14. Central Arkansas 288-287-290–865
15. Northern Iowa 289-281-297–867
16. Stephen F. Austin 292-286-294–872

Ragin’ Cajuns Results
T-5 Michael Smith 69-68-70–207
10 Devin Carrey 70-68-71–209
T-36 Kyle Pritchard 72-72-70–214
T-56 Morgan Landry 71-72-75–218
T-72 Thomas Petts 76-75-71–222


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