BATON ROUGE, La. – Nicholls State University men’s golfer Albert Badosa-Soler played the third and final round of the NCAA Championships Baton Rouge Regional and carded an 11-over 83 to finish with a 240 Wednesday at the University Club.
Badosa-Soler’s highest round of the three days slipped him nine spots in the individual standings, placing him in a tie for 65th to close out the regional. His best 18 came on Tuesday with a 77 after starting the event with an 80 on Monday.
Starting on the back again, Badosa-Soler shot 4-over through nine holes after recording four bogeys and five pars. After another bogey on hole two, he sank his first birdie of the round on the par-5 third. He was then plus-one on four straight holes before closing out the day with a triple bogey on nine.
“Obviously, it was not the result that we wanted with the score, but I can’t fault Albert’s effort. This course is designed to be very difficult if you’re not hitting the ball well, and he did not hit it well enough to put himself in position to have good looks at birdies,” head coach James Schilling said. “Overall, it was an excellent year for Albert. He’s just a junior so he’ll have another year to progress. This was a big stage for him and for our University with it being the first time we competed here at this level. A lot of teams are going home, but it gives us something to work on this summer going into next year.”
Host LSU finished atop the team leaderboard with a 2-over 866, led by individual medalist Sam Burns who shot 4-under 212 for the tournament. Also qualifying for the NCAA Championships were Duke (874), Oregon (879), Virginia (881) and Jacksonville (883). Arkansas’ Mason Overstreet was the individual qualifier with a 218.
The Colonels graduate two seniors – Peyton McCulloch and Josh Fullilove – but bring back the remaining members of the team that placed fourth in the Southland Conference Championship.
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