Nov. 6, 2013
Princeville, Hawaii - University of Louisville men's golfer Robert Geibel captured medalist honors by winning a three-player playoff on the ninth hole at the Princeville Makai Invitational on Wednesday.
As a team, the Cardinals concluded the fall season by finishing one shot behind the winner, Cal-State Fullerton. The Titans won the tournament with an 822, as the Cardinals finished with a school record total of 823. Louisville bested the old school record of 834, which they achieved in 2008 at the Cardinal Intercollegiate.
For the three-day tournament, the Cardinals shot a 41-under par 275-275-273=823.
Tremendous performance by the guys this week," head coach Mark Crabtree said. "Great to see each player contribute to the team success."
"It was a great win for Robbie," Crabtree said. He birdied last two holes of regulation and then the first playoff hole to capture first collegiate victory."
"We have seen continual improvement this fall from this team because of their dedication and hard work in defining what success looks like," Crabtree said. "We will eagerly get ready for next spring and use this as motivation."
Geibel defeated Mark Anguiano of Cal-State Fullerton and Chad Ramey of Mississippi State when he defeated the two players on the first playoff hole.
Geibel was on fire for the whole tournament, shooting 67-67-67=201, which was one shot of off the school record total of 200 by Daryl Fathauer in 2007-08 at the Alister MacKenzie Tournament.
Max Walz tied for 11th place by carding 67-67-74=208 and Robin Sciot-Siegrist tied for 15th after he carded 68-75-66=209. J.D. Lehman tied for 20th overall by shooting 73-70-68=211 and Antoine LeSaux rounded out the top five by placing in a 63rd place after carding 76-71-72=219.