Simon Zach generated a career-best 9-under-par 207, and the University of Louisville men’s golf team took third on Sunday at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Blackthorn Club at the Ridge.

Zach, who finished in a tie for 6th in the 84-player field, closed the tournament with a 2-over-par 74. His 9-under-par for the entire tournament is the third-best total in school history, and his 54-hole total is tied for 10th in the school annals.

A native of the Czech Republic, Zach was 11-under par after the first two rounds before shooting a 74 to finish in a tie for sixth place.

Louisville finished the tournament with a 21-under-par 843, finishing third, just 10 shots off the leader Penn State, which shot 833. The Cardinals tournament score is tied for the 10th-lowest mark in program history, matching the 2009 team’s score at the Palisades Collegiate Classic.

Freshman Matthias Schmid was the next highest finisher, carding a 4-under-par 212. He was 1-over-par on Sunday to wrap-up the three-day event in a tie for 15th.

Senior Nicolas Platret tied for 18th after shooting a 3-under-par 213, including a 1-under-par 71 on Sunday. Keegan de Lange was the fourth player under par after shooting 71-74-70=215 to finish at 1-under par and tied for 25th.

Freshman John Murphy was tied for 69th, while Erik Dulik, playing as an individual was tied for 32nd by shooting an even par 76-72-68=216.

The Cardinals continue their fall season on Oct. 23-24 at the Quail Valley Invitational in Vero Beach, Fla.

by Rocco Gasparro

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