The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns golf team began their final tournament of the year with two rounds at the Roadrunner Intercollegiate. The Cajuns battled heavy winds and a difficult course to finish the day in fifth place.

KERRVILLE, Texas- The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns golf team began their final tournament of the year with two rounds at the Roadrunner Intercollegiate.  The Cajuns battled heavy winds and a difficult course to finish the day in fifth place.  


The course played tough as winds averaged a little over 20 miles per hour, with gusts into the 30 mph range. 


Despite the harsh weather conditions, the Cajuns found themselves in the hunt, just five strokes back of the leader after round one.  Louisiana finished the first round at 26-over par, but was just five strokes behind first round leader Sam Houston State.  Florida Gulf Coast concluded the opening round in second place at 22-over par, while UALR finished one stroke ahead of the Cajuns in third place.


The weather wreaked havoc for all teams in the second round as well.  The Cajuns dropped a spot down to fifth place, but were just 10-strokes back of the tournament leaders Sam Houston State and UALR.  Central Arkansas was three strokes better than the Cajuns, while Florida Gulf Coast finished one stroke ahead of UL.


At the completion of the first round, the Cajuns placed three players in the top 15, but saw that number slip to just two after round two.


Devin Carrey finished his opening round with a 75 to finish the morning round in a tie for sixth place.  His three-over par finish was one stroke back of second place and just three strokes back of the first round leader.  He improved one stroke and one spot on the leaderboard as he shot a two-over par second round.


After opening his round with a par, Carrey eagled his next hole to move to two under par.  The senior moved to three under after two more pars and a birdie.  After nine holes, Carrey was at two-under par, but gave some strokes back as he finished the round at three-over par. 


In the afternoon round, Carrey added a pair of birdies, but a double bogey coupled with a pair of bogies gave him a score of 74. 


Following Carrey after the first round was Dustin Petit.  The senior turned in a four-over par round to finish the opening round in a tie for ninth.  Petit finished his round with a pair of birdies and concluded the front nine at even par. 


In his second round, Petit improved two strokes to move into a tie for sixth place.  After opening the second round with a double bogey, Petit turned in a trio of birdies, but three bogies left the senior with a 74. 


Kyle Pritchard shot a six-over par round of 78 in the first round of the tournament to finish in a tie for 14th.  After a birdie on his first hole of the day, Pritchard was affected by the weather and gave some strokes back finishing at six-over par. 


Pritchard did not have the same luck in the afternoon as he turned in a 10-over par round of 82.  The junior opened the second round with a double bogey and finished the round with two triple bogies in his round. 


Rounding out the scoring for the Cajuns in the first round was Philipp Fendt and Mark Brockhurst.  The duo finished at 13-over par and 14-over par, respectively.  In the second round, the tandem both turned in scorecards of 78, improving seven and eight strokes, correspondingly.


The Ragin’ Cajuns golf team concludes play in the Roadrunner Intercollegiate on Tuesday. 


Day 1 Results

1. Sam Houston State   309 299 608 +32
  UALR   313 295 608 +32
3. Central Arkansas   323 292 615 +39
4. Florida Gulf Coast   310 307 617 +41
5. Louisiana   314 304 618 +42
6. Texas (B)   315 307 622 +46
7. Southeastern Louisiana   318 305 623 +47
8. South Florida   318 306 624 +48
9. Stephen F. Austin   326 302 628 +52
10. UTSA   325 312 637 +61
11. DePaul   329 312 641 +65
12. Boston College   332 321 653 +77
13. McNeese State   341 327 668 +92


Ragin’ Cajuns Results

5. Devin Carrey   75 74 149


T-6. Dustin Petit   76 74 150


T-40. Kyle Pritchard   78 82 160 +16
T-51. Philipp Fendt   85 78 163 +19
T-54. Mark Brockhurst   86 78 164 +20