Twelve teams entered the 2019 LSU David Toms Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, La.
By the time the final putt was holed, nine NCAA Division I members were looking up in the standings at Arkansas Tech University.
The Wonder Boys finished third with a 54-hole total of 842. Only LSU (801) and the University of Memphis (838) completed the tournament with a lower 54-hole score than Arkansas Tech.
NCAA Division I members that finished behind the Wonder Boys included their age-old rival, the University of Central Arkansas (10th, 874), as well as Jacksonville State University (4th, 846), the University of Louisiana-Monroe (5th, 854), the University of North Alabama (6th, 855), Wichita State University (7th, 860), Nicholls State University (8th, 866), the University of New Orleans (9th, 870), McNeese State University (11th, 883) and Southeastern Louisiana University (12th, 908).
Francois Jacobs (T-7th, 69-67-70-206), Connor Gaunt (T-12th, 68-71-72-211), Shawn Tsai (T-18th, 70-72-71-213), Andre Jacobs (T-18th, 74-68-71-213) and Austin Gean (T-30th, 73-72-72-217) contributed to ATU’s team total.
Arkansas Tech’s Trevor Brunson (T-24th, 69-72-75-216) competed as an individual.
Head coach Luke Calcatera and the Wonder Boys will return to action Oct. 14-15 at the NCAA National Preview, which will be contested at St. Albans Country Club in St. Louis.