Published 11:11 pm Thursday, September 29, 2016

BEAUMONT – The Lamar golf program swept the monthly Southland Conference awards for September as senior Zander Gous was named the Men’s Golfer of the Month, while freshman Elodie Chapelet was tabbed as the Women’s Golfer of the Month. The awards, which are presented by, were announced Thursday by the conference office.

Gous opened the season by winning medalist honors at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, the only event the Cardinals competed in during the month. Gous fired a career-best 8-under-par 64 in the first round en route to a 9-under-par 207 for 54 holes, winning the tournament by four strokes. His efforts helped the Cardinals finish third out of 13 teams.

Chapelet had an impressive debut for LU, finishing fourth at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational in her first collegiate event with a 36-hole total of 6-over-par 150. She followed that up by tying for first at the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout at 8-ver-par 213 for 54 holes before losing to teammate Wenny Chang in a playoff.

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Chapelet’s performances help the Cardinals win the Bob Hurley ORU Shootout and finish third at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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