Oct. 20, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Led by junior Karsten Clements' third-place finish, the University of Louisville men's golf team finished tied for 10th in the 2009 Memphis Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
The Cardinals tied with Maryland for tenth place with their team total of 908. The Cardinald started in seventh, but shot 305-294 on Tuesday to finish 26 shots off the lead.
Clements posted rounds of 74-71-73= 218to finish in a tie for third. After struggling to an opening round 74, Clements came back with 71 in the second round to gain a little ground. It was his best finished since he tied for second-place at the BIG EAST Championships last season.
After a windy day on Monday, conditions were perfect Tuesday, resulting in much lower scores across the board. Colonial Country Club's South Course still gave players fits, however, as the average score in round three was just under 76.
Sophomore Chris Biuso tied for 24th overall after posting rounds of 77-75-73=225, while Riley Wheeldon tied for 53rd with his 82-78-72=232. Sophomore Justin Dorward tied for 64th overall after shooting 80-81-76=235.Junior Lewis Kirton was 87th after carding 79-83-80=243.
South Alabama (296-293-293) overcame day one leader Southern Miss to claim victory. Arkansas-Little Rock (302-302-283) fired a round three team low of 283 in the final round to finish second. Southern Miss (301-292-301) finished twelve strokes back in third. Iowa State (304-299-296) and Denver (309-292-299) round out the top five.
Marc-Ettienne Bussieries of South Alabama (71-69-67) tore up the South Course Tuesday, firing a tournament low 67 in the final round to add to take the individual crown by ten strokes. Espen Kofstad of Denver, the #49 ranked individual in the country, fired rounds of 76-70-71 to finish second.
The Cardinals will close the fall season on Oct. 30-31 at BIG EAST Match Play in Pinehurst, N.C.
T10 Louisville, U. of 310 305 294 908
3 Karsten Clements (4)
T24 Chris Biuso (3) 77 75 73 225
T53 Riley Wheeldon (2) 82 78 72 232
T64 Justin Dorward (1) 80 81 76 235
87 Lewis Kirton (5) 79 83 80 243