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Golf: Tolson Captures First Career Top 10 Finish At Louisiana Classics
Jeff Schneider, Associate Director of Athletics Communications
LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana sophomore golfer Jack Tolson captured his first career Top 10 finish on Tuesday firing a round of 68 (-4) at the 33rd annual Louisiana Classics held at the par 72, 6,866-yard Oakbourne Country Club.
As a team, the Ragin' Cajuns moved up two spots to finish in a tie for 11th at 10-over par (874) with Rice.
No. 3 Texas A&M was the wire-to-wire champion finishing the event with a three-round score of 29-under (835). The Aggies' Dan Erickson tallied a 68 (-4) in the final round to claim the individual title with an overall score of 10-under (206) edging McNeese's Blake Elliott by one stroke.
"First of all, I have to thank everyone at Oakbourne who helped make this a great event. Each year the membership here helps to put on a first class event, and we can't thank them enough for all that they do. I'm proud of Jack Tolson and the way that he played this week. He really played with a lot of guts and toughness. For him to pick up his first career Top 10 is a huge accomplishment in a good field. As a team, I think we are continuing to get better, but we need to continue to take advantage of the opportunities that we have in front of us. We are a young team, and a lot of our players have the opportunity to play right away when they probably wouldn't with other teams."
Tolson Finishes Strong
Sophomore Jack Tolson had a strong finish at the Louisiana Classics with a 68 in the final round to place in a tie for sixth with a 54-hole score of 4-under (212). Tolson was perfect on his final nine holes of the day going bogey free with birdies on one and three and an eagle on seven.
Kendrick Shines On Final Day
Freshman Cole Kendrick posted his second career round under par on Tuesday recording a 71 (-1) in the final round. Like Tolson, Kendrick played well in his final nine holes of the day with a pair of birdies and an eagle while carding just one blemish.
The Ragin' Cajuns head to the Border Olympics from March 9-10 held at the Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas. Following the Border Olympics, Louisiana will again make a trip to the lone star state to compete in the Lone Star Invitational from March 19-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
33RD ANNUAL LOUISIANA CLASSICS FINAL RESULTS
TEAM SCORES (Par 864)
1. Texas A&M 282-273-280=835, -29; 2. Illinois 281-281-281=843, -21; 3. Kent State 281-282-288=851, -13; 4. McNeese 289-277-287=853, -11; 5. Louisville 281-292-286=859, -5; 6. ULM 288-285-290=863, -1; 7. Sam Houston State 290-282-293=865, 1; 8. Texas State 290-284-292=866, 2; T9. Toledo 297-285-290=872, 8; T9. UTSA 287-294-291=872, 8; T11. Louisiana 295-289-290=874, 10; T11. Rice 301-285-288=874, 10; 13. Mississippi State 287-292-298=877, 13; 14. UMKC 288-289-303=880, 16; 15. Southern Miss 299-299-298=896, 32
LOUISIANA SCORES (Par 216)
T6. Jack Tolson, 73-71=144 -4
T46. Peter Hinnant, 73-72=145 4
T59. Triston Elston, 73-76=149 6
T63. Bjorn Gudjonsson, 76-73=149 7
T67. Cole Kendrick, 80-74=154 9
81. Justin Caldwell, 80-73=153 17
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