March 13, 2009
LAREDO, Texas -- - The University of Louisville men's golf team wrapped up the opening day of competition at the 2009 Border Olympics, battling tough conditions to place second overall with a score of 585. The 16-team tournament is being played at the Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas.
Baylor stands atop the leaderboard heading into play on Saturday after firing a 3-over-par 579. Louisville is in second six strokes behind, while Arkansas rounds out the top three eight strokes behind the first place Bears.
Freshman Riley Wheeldon was tied for 22nd overall with his 75-73=148, while freshman Connor Arendell was tied for 44th after shooting 77-75=152. Sophomore Karsten Clements is tied for 77th after his 84-75=159.
Competition at the Border Olympics will come to a close with the final 18 holes on Saturday with an 8:45 a.m. tee off. The Cougars will be paired with New Mexico State and Conference USA-rival Rice.