Bradley leads Southeastern to seventh at Border Olympics

This past weekend, the Lion’s golf team placed seventh overall at the Border Olympics.

The Lion’s golf team traveled to Laredo, Texas for the tournament that  spanned March 13 and 14. The two day event started with three members shooting under par. Sophomore James Anstiss, senior Grady Brame and junior Eamon Bradley all shot under par putting the Lions in sixth place opening day at the Laredo Country Club.

After the opening round, the golf team was two shots off the lead, but fell two spots after shooting three-over par, 291, in the second round. 

Opening day, Anstiss was the only Lion to shoot under par in both rounds. He shot 71 in the opening round and followed that with 70 in the second. This gave him a tie for ninth at three-under par.

After the second round, he shot 76 and dropped to 16th at two-under par.

Bradley opened the tournament with a 71 on the first 18 holes, and then shot an even-par 72 in the second round. At one-under par, the Southland Conference selection is in a tie for 21st. 

On the final day, Bradley shot three-under par to help the Lion’s finish in seventh place. 

The Lions shot five-over par 293 as a team, on Saturday. They finished the tournament on with a total score of one-over par 865. The team fell short of sixth place by one stroke with McNeese State taking the lead over the Lions.

“On Friday, I played okay but not great,” said Bradley. “Posting two solid scores was good but I knew I had more in me. I went out in the final round knowing I had a low number in me. Having 69 was a solid number, but I could have been lower. It’s a step in the right direction though. I’ve been struggling of late so it was nice to finally perform.”

Bradley ended the tournament with his best round shooting a 69 Saturday. He placed sixth in the final individual standings, finishing 54 holes with four-under par 212.

Brame finished the tournament to tie for 34th with fellow teammate Lawrence Allan at three-over par.

“We are such a good team who can compete with anyone in the country on our day but we have been unable to put it all together as a team this semester so far,” said Bradley. “Hopefully our form comes around soon and we can build momentum going into conference. We have tough competition but we know we are the best team. Conference is our main goal this year. We let one slip last year and we are desperate to win it back again.”

Following the tournament the Lions were ranked 52 in the nation.

The Lion’s golf team will travel to San Antonio to compete in the UTSA/Lone Star Invitational on March 23-24.   Other teams from the Southland Conference participating in the invitational include the Houston Baptist Huskies and Central Arkansas Bears. 

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