Laudermilk misses out on nationals

FLC golfer finishes SuperRegional at 7-over par

Charlie Laudermilk won’t be going to nationals.

After three rounds of competition at the Wigwam Resort’s Gold Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz., the Fort Lewis College golfer finished in a tie for 57th with a total score of 229, 7-over par on the par-72 course at the NCAA Division II West/Central SuperRegional Tournament.

Laudermilk shot his worst round Wednesday with a 79 after shooting a 74 on Tuesday and a 76 on Monday.

The top five teams and top two individuals not affiliated with a team, such as Laudermilk, qualified for nationals.

Of the unaffiliated individuals, BYU-Hawaii’s Jon Scolari was best, tied for 12th with a 218 for 2-over-par. Troy Davis of Notre Dame De Namur was right behind him with a 219.

Basalt High School alumnus and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference golfer of the year Jim Knous (Colorado School of Mines) was first with a 7-under 209.

Kyle Souza of Chico Sate was runner-up at 211, and Alex Sobstad of Cal State-Monterey Bay was third at 212.

Cal State-Stanislaus was the top team at 1-over 865, then Chico State at 869, Colorado Mines third at 871, Western Washington fourth at 875 and Grand Canyon fifth at 877.

Laudermilk, a junior, has participated in the NCAA regional tournament all three years at FLC, and he competed at nationals last year in the Skyhawks’ best season as a program.