Warhawks Dominate In Route To Atchafalaya; Arey and Girao Win Individual
Final Results: ULM 1st
Location: The Atchafalaya at Idlewild / Patterson, La.
Patterson, La. – The ULM men’s golf team continued its strong play in route to defending its Atchafalaya Intercollegiate title with an 11-under par score on their way to the win.
-The Warhawks were led by both Hogan Arey and Joao Girao, who tied for the individual title on Tuesday. Both posted scores of 74 on the day as they struggled down the stretch, both taking bogies on their final holes. Girao picked up his lone birdie on the 11th hole par three in route to his 74. After a pair of birdies on the fifth and 12th hole, Arey struggled down the stretch with bogies on holes 14,16 and 18 in route to his 74.
-Guillaume Fanonnel finished off his best tournament as a Warhawk with a 70 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for sixth in the event. Fanonnel had back-to-back birdies on holes nine and ten to get his round to two-under before a bogey on 14. He closed with a birdie on 17 and finished one under par for the event.
-Thibault Santigny finished the tournament with a one-under par round of 71 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 13th. Santigny had a three birdie stretch on holes eight, 12 and 13 to get his round going, however bogies on the second and fourth to close for him led to a one-under round of 71.
-Brady Price struggled on Tuesday with a score of 78. He had a pair of double bogies on 10 and 16 that hurt his round and never was able to get anything together on the day.
-Blake Traweek finished the event with an even par 72 which put him into a tie for 18th but he was able to finish as the top individual performer in the event. On the day Traweek, opening on the 13th hole, was able to birdie that hole as well as 16th, however, he sandwiched a pair of bogies to stay level par. After falling to two-over par he closed with birdies on holes five and 12 to finish even par 72.
Thought on the Round: I am very happy for our team to win this golf tournament. We had a great day as we got it extremely low at one point including being at a school low score. Hogan and Joao highlighted the event as they were both able to pick up their first individual wins. Guillaume played strong today and was able to help the team as we builds confidence and continue to move onward up the rankings as the season progresses.
Joao and Hogan winning the individual: Its huge being that those two got the individual win and it being the first for me as the coach here at ULM. It sets the tone as a team and we are gaining experience and put guys in position to win. First wins as individuals for both.
-Following the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate, the Warhawks now head to Houston, Texas for the Colin Montgomerie/Houston Baptist tournament. The two-day event will begin on February 27.