LAFAYETTE, La. – Ole Miss’ men’s golf team managed to move up the Louisiana Classics standings on Tuesday, as the Rebels would end their stay at Oakbourne Country Club claiming fourth place, after recording a team score in three rounds of 851 (-13) over the week.
Ole Miss would finish the tournament second in the field with a par-4 (-3), while tallying the third most team birdies with 56 over the team’s three rounds. Three rebels would also catch eagles in the week, with Kye meeks, Brett Schell and Sarut Vongchaisit each by sinking one during the tournament.
“It was definitely not our best week,” the head coach said. Chris Malloy. “However, we did a lot of really good things that we can build on for the rest of the spring. It’s as simple as knocking out three putts and just having a little more ball control. I have can’t wait to get back and get ready for The Hootie.”
Evan Brown would finish the tournament as the top individual finisher for the Rebels, as the graduate transfer was just short of his first top 10 as a Rebel, finishing 12th overall. Brown’s tournament would end with him recording a 210 (-6) on the week, finishing third in the field with a par-4 (-7) while sinking a grand total of 13 birdies and 34 pars.
Vongchaisit finished one stroke behind Brown tied for 13th as the senior brought home a 67 (-5) scorecard on his final round of Louisiana, earning five birdies and an eagle on hole 11 to end his day. Vongchaisit would finish the tournament with a team record 17 birdies in total, ranking third among all golfers present.
To finish just outside the top 20 for the Rebels was Jack Gnam, as the senior battled for a 71 (-1) in his final round of play, finishing one under the week and tied for 24th. This marked Gnam’s best finish of the season, as well as his best individual finish since finishing 22nd in the 2021 Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.
Redshirt freshman Meeks ended his week with a 72 (E) on Tuesday, finishing tied for 38th with a three-round 218 (+2) total. Meeks’ 36 total pars during the week are the most ranked by all Rebels and fourth by all golfers present.
Schell finished his tournament six times with a score of 222 in three rounds as he would close his tournament with his second straight round under par shooting a 71 (-1) in Tuesday’s final round. Schell would be tied for 53rd to cap his tournament, recording a total of seven birdies during the week.
Texas A&M would claim the Louisiana Classics team title on Tuesday, after finishing with a three-round team score of 817 (-47) on the week.
After a week-long hiatus, the Rebels will return to action to compete in the Hootie at Bulls Bay in Charleston, South Carolina, March 27-29. Ole Miss recently found success at the annual tournament held at Bulls Bay Golf Club, having won the team and individual titles at the event in 2018.
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12. Evan Brown: 67-72-71–210 (-6)
T13. Sarut Vongchaisit: 72-72-67–211 (-5)
T24. Jack Gnam: 74-70-71–215 (-1)
T38. Kye meeks: 75-71-72–218 (+2)
T53. Brett Schell: 81-70-71–222 (+6)
*T64. Ludwig Eriksson: 74-74-75–223 (+7)
* competition as an individual
1.Texas A&M: 272-270-275–817 (-47)
2. LSU: 273-284-272–829 (-35)
3. North Texas: 287-274-283–844 (-20)
4. Olé Miss: 288-283-280–851 (-13)
5.Houston: 279-290-287–856 (-8)
6. Kansas State: 284-284-289–857 (-7)
7. Louisiana Tech: 288-291-284–863 (-1)
8. Mississippi State: 292-291-283–866 (+2)
9. Little Rock: 281-294-295–870 (+6)
10.UTSA: 293-285-294–872 (+8)
T11. Illinois State: 289-289-295–873 (+9)
T11. Rice: 293-286-294–873 (+9)
13. Sam Houston: 291-291-292–874 (+10)
14. Louisiana (A): 292-298-287–877 (+13)
T15. Lip Comb: 302-295-292–889 (+25)
T15. Michigan: 298-296-295–889 (+25)
17. Louisiana (B): 304-303-294–901 (+37)