Baton Rouge, La. - Junior transfer Dylan MacQueen fired a final round score of 5-over par, 77, finishing the weekend with a 54-hole score of 223 to pace the Western Carolina men's golf team, placing amidst a tie for 13th overall at the David Toms Intercollegiate. The Catamounts (296-318-313=927) slipped to 12th on the final day of competition at the par-72, 7,220-yard University Club.
It is the third-straight tournament that MacQueen, who transferred to WCU from Cardinal Stritch prior to the start of the fall semester, has led the Catamount scoring five. On Sunday, the Woodstock, Ontario native countered a pair of double-bogies and five bogies with four birdies for the final round 77, sliding seven spots in the final standings.
MacQueen led the Catamounts with 11 birdies over the 54-hole tournament, while also ranking tied for third in par-4 scoring at 2-over (4.07).
Junior Jackson Bishop jumped three spots in the final standings with a final round score of 6-over par, 78, finishing tied with sophomore teammate Mark David Johnson at 44th overall. The two both shot 235 on the weekend. Bishop finished the event tied for fifth in par-5 scoring at 5-under (4.58) including an eagle.
Sophomore Lawson King was the biggest mover on the day for the Catamounts, advancing six spots in the final standings by matching his opening-round score of 5-over par, 77, on Sunday. The Gainesville, Ga., product played much of the final day between 1-under and 1-over par before three-straight bogies and a double-bogey on holes No. 3 through No. 6 left him at 4-over for the round. King birdied the par-3 eighth before a double-bogey on his 51st hole of the tournament left him at 5-over, closing the round with three-straight pars.
Rounding out WCU's scoring five was sophomore Bradley Durand in a tie for 70th with a three-round score of 248.
Tournament-host, LSU, claimed the overall team championship by 35 strokes over runner-up, North Texas. The Tigers posted a final round 282 for a 54-hole total of 853 while the Mean Green finished with a weekend total of 888. McNeese State finished third at 891 followed by South Alabama in fourth at 897 and Louisiana Tech and Louisiana tying for fifth with matching totals of 914.
Four Tigers shared the individual medalist honors with identical scores of 1-under par, 215. LSU's Brandon Pierce, Eric Ricard, Luis Gagne, and Sam Burns all finished atop the individual leader board.
Western Carolina returns to action next weekend at the Phoenix Invitational, hosted by former Southern Conference member, Elon, at the Alamance Country Club in Burlington, N.C. The three-round event will be spread over two days with 36 holes of competition on Monday, Oct. 17 with the third and final round on Tuesday, Oct. 17.