After waiting out a five-hour weather delay, the University of Louisville men's golf team shot a 288 in the final round to capture the Cardinal Intercollegiate title with a score of 6-under par 858. It is the first time the Cardinals have won the tournament title since 2008.
The Cardinals, who trailed Bowling Green by two strokes after the second round, cruised to a nine stroke victory over the Falcons. Bowling Green's Wes Gates was the individual medalist after navigating the par-72, 7,036-yard Cardinal Club at 7-under par 209.
"I am real proud of the guys," said head coach Mark Crabtree. "Again, I think what proved valuable to us was the depth of the team and the fact that everybody contributed again. With a young team, to go and experience success on your home turf is a confidence builder."
Robin Sciot-Siegrist finished third for his second top 10 finish at Louisville. The freshman fired a 72 in the final round to move up two spots. Sciot-Siegrist finished at 3-under par with 72-67-72=213.
Sophomore Henry Tomlinson also notched his second top 10 finish of the season. Tomlinson fired a 2-under par 70 in the final round and jumped up seven spots on the leader board to finish tied for seventh. Tomlinson finished at 72-72-70=214. Louisville native Daniel Iceman captured his first career top 10 finish at Louisville. Iceman fired a 72 in the final round to finish in a tie for seventh. Iceman carded 68-74-72=214 for the tournament.
Antoine LeSaux continued to impress and finished 10th. The sophomore has placed in the top 10 in all three events this fall. LeSaux carded a 74 in the final round to finish 1-under par at 72-67-74=215.
Maximilian Walz tied for 13th in the 84-man field. Walz shot a 72 in the final round to finish at 75-70-72=217. Gus Lundquist cared a 79 in the final round. Lundquist tied for 52nd after rounds of 78-71-79=228.
Freshman Trevor Sluman tied for 24th. Sluman shot a 74 in the final round to finish at 73-73-74=220. Chris Malec tied for 28th and shot a 77 in the final round. Malec carded 71-73-77=221 for the tournament. Charlie Macneal tied for 33rd. Macneal fired a 74 in all three rounds to finish at 222.
The Cardinals will be back in action at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Oct. 8-9.