In the first tournament of the year, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns golf team recorded a second-place finish at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg MS on Tuesday afternoon.

"I'm pleased with the result," said UL head coach Theo Sliman. "With it being the year's first tournament and having two true freshmen in the lineup, I thought we played well. Of course we wanted the win, but we will learn from this and be better prepared for the rest of the season."

The Cajuns finished with a three-round total of 843. Kennesaw State claimed top honors with a score of 839.

Andrew Noto was UL's top performer, carding a 69 (-2) in the final round to finish in third place at 11-under. It was the sixth top-10 career finish of the junior's career. Also finishing in top-25 was junior Philipp Fendt. Fendt was consistent throughout the tournament shooting 70-70-72 to finish at 212 (-1). It was his 16th career top-25 finish. 

Rounding out the scoring for the Cajuns were freshman Peter Lamaris and Chris Weninger with scores of 215 (+2) and 216 (+3), respectively. Lamaris was tied for 28th-place and Weninger finished in a tie for 31st.  Thomas Petts shot 75 on the final round to card a 221 and Ethan Savoy shot 230, competing as an individual.

Kennesaw's Jeff Karlsson won individual honors with a total score of 199 (-14).

The Cajuns will now prepare for the Kansas Invitational, Sept. 20-21, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Final Rankings

Finish School Final Score
 1 Kennesaw State 839
 2  Louisiana  843
 3  SLU  845
 4  La Tech  846
 4  Mississippi State  846
 6  ULM  852
 7  Arkansas State  853
 8  Memphis  854
 8  USM  854
 10  Wichita State  856
 11  UALR  864
 12  Winthrop  876
 13  Rice  878
 13  South Alabama  878
 15  Troy  887

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