SMU men's golf places sixth at Louisiana Classics
Published: Friday, March 11, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The SMU men's golf team traveled to Lafayette, La. to take part in the Louisiana Classics. The Mustangs finished sixth at 882 in the 15-team two day event that took place at the 6,898-yard, par-72 Oakbourne Country Club.
SMU bounced back from two sub-par rounds in which they carded 297 to post its lowest score (288) on the tournament's final day, which helped the Mustangs secure their sixth place finish.
SMU had a solid showing from senior Kelly Kraft who individually placed 7th overall at 214 after a final round 68. Kraft is in the process of completing his illustrious career as a Mustang, winning countless amounts of accolades including Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Year last season.
SMU junior Matt Schovee also finished in the top 20 (17th) at 219. As a sophomore, Schovee was named the Conference USA Men's Golf All-Academic Team and was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Also competing for the Ponies were juniors Marc Sambol and Max Buckley, who finished 45th and 51st, respectively. Freshman Harry Higgs finished in 62nd with a12 over (218).
No. 6 Illinois won The Louisiana Classics at 854 while Louisiana State University took second at 860. Kent State's John Hahn won the individual title with a 10 under (206).
SMU will return to the course on March 14 when they head to San Diego to take on both The University of San Diego and San Diego State.