Golfer Matt Scobie Tied for Ninth at Rice Intercollegiate

    Feb. 17, 2014

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    First-Day Results | Season Stats

    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    T1.  UTSA 290 291   581 +5
    T1.  Cincinnati 296 285   581 +5
    3.  Old Dominion 298 288   586 +10
    4.  Sam Houston State 296 296   592 +16
    5.  Rice 291 304   595 +19
    6.  Houston Baptist 298 299   597 +21
    7.  Florida Atlantic 303 297   600 +24
    8.  Lipscomb 294 308   602 +26
    9.  Stephen F. Austin 303 300   603 +27
    10.  McNeese State 304 302   606 +30
    11.  Gonzaga 309 301   610 +34
    12.  Drake 313 298   611 +35
    13.  Arkansas State 309 307   616 +40
    14.  Nicholls State 317 306   623 +47
    15.  Texas-Pan American 310 320   630 +54

    HOUSTON LEADERS
    123 F
    T9.  Matt Scobie 68 77   145 +1
    T33.  Emmett Oh 76 76   152 +8

    OVERALL LEADERS
    123 F
    1.  Jared Howard
     Cincinnati
    72 69   141 -3
    2.  Jamison Randall
     Old Dominion
    72 70   142 -2
    T3.  Alex Levy
     Rice
    70 73   143 -1
    T3.  Ryan Werre
     UTSA
    72 71   143 -1
    T5.  Preston Stanley
     Houston Baptist
    73 71   144 E
    T5.  Garrison Lackey
     UTSA
    70 74   144 E
    T5.  Bryce Alley
     UTSA
    72 72   144 E
    T5.  John Michael O'Toole
     Cincinnati
    72 72   144 E

    HOUSTON - University of Houston freshman Matt Scobie opened the Cougars' spring season with an impressive 68 Monday morning and stood in a tie for ninth after the first day of the Rice Intercollegiate at Westwood Golf Club.

    Playing with teammate and redshirt freshman Emmett Oh as individuals, Scobie posted five birdies with only one bogey on the 7,184-yard, par-72 course. Although he recorded a 77 in the afternoon session, the Ajax, Ontario, Canada, native stood only four strokes out of the lead.

    His first-round score topped his previous 18 hole low of 69, set during the final round at the HBU Husky Invitational on Oct. 1, 2013.

    Redshirt freshman Emmett Oh fired back-to-back 76s and was tied for 33rd at 152.

    With only two individuals competing, the Cougars were not eligible for the team title. UTSA and Cincinnati were tied for the team lead at 581 with Old Dominion (586), Sam Houston State (592), Rice (595) rounding out the top-5 leaders.

    On the individual leaderboard, Cincinnati's Jared Howard finished the first day at 3-under-par 144 with Old Dominion's Jamison Randall in second at 142.

    The Final Round tees off with an 8 a.m., shotgun start Tuesday. Scobie and Oh will compete in the same group off No. 17. Fans can follow Final Round live scoring by visiting BirdieFire.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

    This was the Cougars' first action since the duo competed at the Sam Houston State/Harold Funston Invitational on Oct. 7-8 at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville, Texas.


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    Following the Rice Intercollegiate, the Cougars open their 2014 spring season at their own Bayou City Collegiate Championship. The three-day, 54-hole event will tee off Friday morning and run through Sunday afternoon at The Golf Club of Houston.
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