April 29, 2014
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - University of Louisville freshman Robert Geibel of the men's golf team finished in a tie for fourth place at American Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday in Palm Harbor, Fla.
No. 31 SMU (+6) captured the conference title and was followed by No. 7 UCF (+11), No. 9 Houston (+14), USF and Louisville (+18) in the top five at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Copperhead Course. The Cardinals finished 12 shots off the lead, shooting 299-281-290=870.
Geibel was outstanding in the tournament's final round, firing a 2-under par 69. He finished with an even par 72-72-69=213, which was seven shots off the lead.
Max Walz was solid for most of the tournament, but concluded with a 75 on Wednesday to end the championship in a tie for 15th place. He fired 75-69-75=219.
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, who had a pair of second-place tournaments in his last two events, ended the tournament in 19th place, shooting 76-69-77=222. J.D. Lehman shot 76-71-77=224 to finish in 25th place.
Antoine LeSaux battled back after two sub-par rounds to shoot a 2-under par 69 on Tuesday. He rounded out the top five by tying for 37th place at 78-87-69=229.
Louisville will prepare for a possible trip to the NCAA tournament. The selection show for the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships will air live on Monday, May 5 at 10 a.m. on the Golf Channel. Regional action gets underway May 15 at designated sites and the championship rounds take place May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.