July 15, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two University of Louisville men's golfers have continued to succeed in competition this summer, making news in USGA Amateur play.
Cardinal golfers Gus Lundquist and Robert Geibel have joined J.D. Lehman to become the second and third Cardinals in less than a week to qualify for the 2014 U.S. Amateur, which will take place Aug. 11-17 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Lundquist, a sophomore at U of L, tied for medalist honors with a 144 overall score after 36 holes at the Columbine Country Club in Denver, Colo. This is the second consecutive year that Lundquist has managed to qualify for the amateur event. He did so last July with a 142 overall at the same country club.
A native of Parker, Colo., Lundquist competed in five tournaments for the Cardinal golf team in 2013-2014. As a sophomore, Lundquist averaged a score of 77.2. His best outing of the season was a 150 overall, which placed him tied for 30th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate Tournament in Wilmington, N.C. last March.
Geibel, who recently completed his freshman season at Louisville, opened the United States Golf Association Amateur Public Links with a 68, placing him tied for sixth. His low of 64 allowed him to advance to match play after 36 holes at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Newton, Kan.
Geibel, who was named to the Ping All-Midwest Region Team in March, had a largely successful freshman season in 2013-14. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native ended the season with a 72.57 on his way to being named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. He earned one tournament title during the season and placed fourth at the AAC Conference Championship.