Lions’ Obermann ties for 17th at Louisiana Classics

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LAFAYETTE, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior Paul Obermann shot a 3-over-par 147 to lead the Lions on the opening day of the 32nd annual Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club on Monday.

Obermann opened with a 2-under 70 before shooting a 5-over 77 in the afternoon round to tie UTSA’s Zander Lozano for 22nd.

Southeastern is tied with Louisiana Tech for 12th at 28-over 604 following rounds of 299 and 305. Kent State holds a six-shot lead over LSU at 15-under 561.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament concludes with 7:30 a.m. tee times off holes one and 10 on Tuesday. The trophy presentation is scheduled for approximately 1:30 p.m.

Links to live stats and live video of the ninth hole, provided by Louisiana-Lafayette, will be accessible on the Southeastern men’s golf schedule page at

Obermann birdied his opening hole, the par-5 11th, then added a birdie on the par-14th. After a double bogey on the par-4 16th, he bounced back with birdies on the par-3 17th, the par-4 first and par-5 third to get to 3-under. He bogeyed the par-3 fourth before finishing with six straight pars to finish his first round at 2-under. A birdie on No. 11 highlighted his second round.

Senior James Anstiss is in a nine-way logjam at 24th with a 4-over 148. Anstiss opened with a 2-over 74 that included birdies on the par-4 12th and par-5 13th. He then opened the second round with birdies on the par-4 10th, the 11th and 14th in finishing with a second straight 74.

Sophomore William Meyers shot a 6-over 150 and is in a tie for 36th with Southern Mississippi’s Ryan Argotsinger. Meyers had 16 pars, a bogey and a double bogey in a first-round 3-over 75. He again shot a 75 in the second round with birdies at No. 1, the par-4 sixth and eighth and at No. 10.

Sophomores Joris Etlin and Bailey Smith are tied for 84th at 17-over 161. Etlin opened with a 10-over 82 that featured a birdie at No. 11. He again birdied the 11th in a 7-over 79 second round.

Smith birdied the par-5 seventh in shooting an 8-over 80 in the morning. He had a 9-over 81 in the afternoon with birdies at No. 1 and No. 2.

Kent State’s Ian Holt leads at 8-under 136, two shots ahead of Louisiana-Lafayette’s Fernando Cruz Valle, Illinois’ Nick Hardy and LSU’s Sam Burns.

Louisiana Classics
At Oakbourne CC
Team Scores
1. Kent State 281-280=561 -15
2. LSU 278-289=567 -9
3. Texas A&M 287-288=575 -1
4. Illinois 284-292=576 E
5. Sam Houston St. 291-295=586 +10
6. Louisiana-Lafayette 287-300=587 +11
7. Southern Mississippi 291-304=595 +19
8. UTSA 298-300=598 +22
9. Texas State 304-295=599 +23
10. Toledo 296-306=602 +26
11. Southern Illinois 298-305=603 +27
12T. Southeastern La. 299-305=604 +28
12T. Louisiana Tech 302-302=604 +28
14. Missouri-Kansas City 304-301=605 +29
15. UT Arlington 310-302=612 +36

1. Ian Holt, Kent State 65-71=136 -8
T2. Fernando Cruz Valle, Louisiana-Lafayette 68-70=138 -6
T2. Nick Hardy, Illinois 66-72=138 -6
T2. Sam Burns, LSU 70-68=138 -6

Southeastern Golfers
T22. Paul Obermann 70-77=147 +3
T24. James Anstiss 74-74=148 +4
T36. William Meyers 75-75=150 +6
T84. Joris Etlin 82-79=161 +17
T84. Bailey Smith 80-81=161 +17

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