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GOLF: Lamar men lead by 4; 36 holes Tuesday

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McKINNEY — After the first day of the Southland Conference Championships, Lamar’s men’s golf team holds a four-shot lead. The Cardinals shot a first-round best score of 13-over 301 on the day.

The Cardinals hold a four-shot lead over Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana after the first day. The Bearkats and Lions shot a first-round score of 17-over par 305 in the first round. With inclement in the area over the next couple of days, the Southland announced it will play 36 holes on Tuesday.

Sam Dumez shot a first-round score of two-over par 74 and is three shots off the lead. He sits tied for fourth place. Dumez had five birdies in the first round. He had two brides and three bogeys on the front nine. His final three birdies came on the back nine where he finished one-over.

Finishing one shot behind Dumez was Hugo Hellman, who started the day with a birdie on one. He carded seven pars and one bogey on the front nine. He was three over on the back nine as he had four bogeys and one birdie. He is 3-over par 75 and tied for sixth after the first day of action.

Cody Banach finished the first 18 holes with a score of four-over par 76. He had a bogey on hole one then rallied off seven straight pars before a bogey on nine. He carded two more bogeys on the back nine and had seven pars. Banach is currently tied for 12th and tied with teammate Kevin Lee.

Lee carded one birdie on the round, which came on the par-5 seventh hole. He was even par on the front nine and four over on the back nine.

Rounding out the Cardinals was Eason Wang, who shot a round of five-over par 77 and sits tied for 19th place. Wang started out his round with a birdie on hole one before recorded five pars and three bogeys. His second birdie came on the par 3 12th. After 14 holes, Wang was one-over par; however, he carded four straight bogeys to finish the round.