On the final day of the Louisiana Classics, the Sam Houston men’s golfers had a hard time duplicating their day 1 success. After a round two score of 280 lifted the Kats to fifth in a talented field, Sam Houston shot a 293 on Tuesday and finished seventh.

Austen Christiansen and William Holcomb posted the best round of the day for Sam Houston, with an even-par rounds of 72. Christiansen overcame a double bogey on No. 2 to card an eagle on Hole 11. It was one of 16 eagles in the tournament.

I thought we had a really good game plan for the course that lead to under par scores for the team and we kept the same game plan for the final round," said head coach Brandt Kieschnick. "Today, we played the course well but just had too many unforced errors on the greens."

Christiansen was the top individual finisher along with Noah Steele who both finished in a tie for 25th. Steele was 10th after the first two rounds of the tournament on Monday, but closed with a 75.

On Par 5’s the Bearkats were one of the best teams in the field, posting a -19 on the par 5 holes, which was third best.

The Bearkats will be back in action in two weeks when they head down to Laredo for the Border Olympics.