The University of Louisville men’s golf team put together one of the best performances in school history to finish third at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday.

Posting the third-best round in relation to par in school history, the Cardinals fired an two-day total of 24-under par to finish one shot behind second place Michigan State. South Florida took home the tournament title after recording a 44-under par (820).

Collectively, The Cardinals, who will close out the fall season next weekend at the Warrior Princeville in, Kauai, Hawaii, shot 277-285-278=840, which was the eight-lowest 54-hole score in school history. It was the best total since shooting an 841 at the The McLaughlin during the 2012-13 season.

Two Cardinals finished in the top 15 as Simon Zach and Matthias Schmid paced the Cardinals during the two-day tournament. Both players led the Cardinals on the final day with a 4-under par 68. Zach tied for 15th by carding a 70-72-68=210 and Schmid shot 70-72-68=210.

Keegan de Lange, who fired a first-round mark of 69, responded with an even-par 72 to tie for 21st place with score of 211. Erik Dulik, who entered the day in 11th place, finished in a tie for 30th at 68-71-73=212. Nicolas Platret rounded out the top five with a 71-74-70=215 to tie for 42nd place.

by Rocco Gasparro