TEXARKANA, Ark. – Louisiana Tech Golf struggled early on Monday and never quite recovered as a team as the Bulldogs ended the 2017 season in 11th place at the Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship at Texarkana Country Club.
Middle Tennessee and Southern Miss will play a one-hole playoff tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. CT to determine the final match play spot. The winner will face UTEP while Charlotte and North Texas will in the other semifinals match play, with the winners battling for the C-USA team championship.
After the first 18 holes, Louisiana Tech was tied for 11th with Charles Neel White and Hunter Glenn leading the way for the Bulldogs as the two were tied for 27th individually after they each shot 75 (3-over-par) on Sunday.
In the second round of golf, which began Monday morning, the Bulldogs shot 14-over-par with freshman Felix Palson leading the way after shooting an even 72 on the first 18 holes of the day. Senior Charles Neel White shot 1-over-par 73 for the second round, while Karsten Green shot 77 (5-over-par). After the first two rounds of golf, LA Tech entered the final round in 12th place as a team.
The third and final round of stroke play began later Monday afternoon and saw the Bulldogs get out to a strong start with three players under par through three holes of play. Joacim Ahlund, Karsten Green and Felix Palson each started 1-under-par, while White was even through three holes and Hunter Glenn was 1-over-par.
In the end, the early deficit in the championship proved too much to overcome as the Bulldogs ended the 54-hole stroke play in 11th place as a team. White once again led the charge in the third round after shooting 74 (2-over-par), while Green shot 76 (4-over-par) on Monday afternoon. White also tied for the tournament lead on par 5 holes by shooting 7-under over three rounds.
Overall, White finished the tournament in 16th place individually with a three-round total of 222 (75-73-74), while Palson ended the week tied for 34th with a score of 230 (78-72-80). Green and Glenn also finished the tournament inside the top 50 with Green finishing tied for 45th with a total of 234 (81-77-76). Glenn ended the three rounds with a total of 235 (75-80-80) to tie for 47th, while Ahlund finished in 62nd place with a score of 242 (79-82-81).
For complete coverage of Bulldog Golf, please follow Louisiana Tech Golf on social media at @LATechGolf (Twitter) and /LATechGolf (Facebook) or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.
Team — Score
1. UTEP – 287-294-298=879 (+15)
2. North Texas – 283-297-303=883 (+19)
3. Charlotte – 289-292-311=892 (+28)
T4. Middle Tennessee – 294-292-307=893 (+29)
T4. Southern Miss – 296-299-298=893 (+29)
6. Marshall – 297-299-304=900 (+36)
7. UTSA – 302-300-300=902 (+38)
8. UAB – 295-298-310=903 (+39)
9. Rice – 299-308-298=905 (+41)
10. WKU – 299-306-305=910 (+46)
11. Louisiana Tech – 307-302-310=919 (+55)
12. Old Dominion – 307-296-317=920 (+56)
13. Florida Atlantic – 307-314-318=939 (+75)