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Bulldog golf looks to sustain success

October 4, 2012

 

JOHN TABOR
Sports Reporter

 

Coming off two performances to begin the season, the Bulldog golf team now sets its sights upon another stellar showing in the David Toms Intercollegiate Tournament.

 

The University Club in Baton Rouge will be the host of the nine-team competition which will include in-state competitors Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as future Conference USA foes Tulsa and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Leading the way again for the Dogs is 19-year-old freshman Victor Lange.

 

The South African native made his collegiate debut at the University of Southern Mississippi with a resounding 8-under-par finish to win individual honors.

 

The Bulldogs placed fourth as a team in the 2012 Sam Hall Intercollegiate hosted by Southern Miss.

 

Tech head coach Jeff Parks spoke glowingly of Lange’s performance.

 

“Victor may be young in age but he has a very refined game,” Parks said. “Growing up in South Africa, Victor has been well-schooled and had the luxury of playing in a great junior program.”

 

The Toms tourney will begin with 36 holes of par 72 action that will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The final round consisting of 18 holes is slated for a 9:30 a.m. start on Sunday.

 

Parks also talked about the strength of the field that the Bulldogs face this weekend.

 

“The nine teams competing in Baton Rouge will include some of the best teams across the south,” Parks said. “After hosting an exciting event here in Ruston, we look forward to the opportunity to continue improvement as a team.”

 

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