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ASU's Lloyd du Preez finishes 60th at NCAA Southwest Regional

Santee, CA (ASU) – Arkansas State men's golfer Lloyd du Preez wrapped up play at the NCAA Southwest Regional on Saturday, shooting a final-round 79 and finishing tied for 60th place in the final standings with a combined score of 233 for the three-day tournament.

Competing as an individual, du Preez ended Thursday's opening round tied for 66th place after posting a 79.  He turned in his best round the next day, carding a 75 that helped move him up in the standings to tied for 57th place.

du Preez was competing with nine other individuals and players from 13 teams in the regional tournament played at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, Calif.

Just the second ASU men's golf player to ever compete in an NCAA regional golf tournament as an individual, du Preez earned All-Sun Belt Conference recognition in 2010 for the second consecutive season.  He ended the season with the highest average on the team, which was also the second highest in the Sun Belt Conference.

He collected a top-10 finish at five tournaments, including the Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate where he placed a season-best third.  The Centurion, South Africa native carded a low round of 67 twice and posted a sub-par total score in six outings.  He shot an 8-under 205 at the Sam H. Hall Intercollegiate for his lowest three-round score of the season.  He was named the Sun Belt Conference Golfer of the Month twice during the 2009-10 campaign as well.

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