Men's Golf, Roman Robledo Lead at Querencia Cabo Collegiate

March 2, 2014

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Team Rounds Score
123 F
T1.  #11 Houston 288     288 +4
T1.  #29 SMU 288     288 +4
3.  #1 Alabama 294     294 +10
T4.  #16 Vanderbilt 296     296 +12
T4.  #28 Baylor 296     296 +12
T4.  UT Arlington 296     296 +12
7.  #31 LSU 296     297 +13
8.  #32 Kentucky 298     298 +14
9.  #17 Arkansas 299     299 +15
11.  Mississippi 305     305 +21
T12.  Lamar 307     307 +23
T12.  Chattanooga 307     307 +23
14.  Abilene Christian 321     321 +23

123 F
1.  Roman Robledo 68     68 -3
T9.  Wesley McClain 72     72 +1
T15.  James Ross 73     73 +2
T27.  Kyle Pilgrim 75     75 +4
T46.  Curtis Reed 77     77 +6
T46.  Matt Scobie (Ind.) 77     77 +6

123 F
1.  Roman Robledo
68     68 -3
T2.  Charlie Ewing
70     70 -1
T2.  Austin Smotherman
70     70 -1
T4.  Kolton Crawford
71     71 E
T4.  Harry Higgs
71     71 E
T4.  Stewart Jolly
71     71 E
T4.  Robby Shelton
71     71 E
T4.  Bobby Wyatt
71     71 E

QUERENCIA, LOS CABOS, Mexico - For the fourth straight round, the 11th-ranked University of Houston Men's Golf team held a share of the team and individual leads following the first day of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Sunday afternoon.

The Cougars finished the first 18 holes on the 6,928-yard, par-71 course, tying with No. 29 SMU at 4-over-par 288. No. 1 Alabama - which has won its last 11 team events - stood in third at 294, while No. 16 Vanderbilt, No. 28 Baylor and UT Arlington finished in fourth at 296.

Individually, junior Roman Robledo finished with five birdies, including one on his final hole of the day, to stand atop the individual leaderboard at 3-under-par 68. Robledo, who has won three of his last seven events, posted his fourth straight round in the 60s after shooting 12-under-par 204 at last weekend's Bayou City Collegiate Championship.

Senior Wesley McClain was tied for ninth after shooting a 72. The Diboll, Texas, native began and started his round with birdies and tied with Robledo for the team lead with five birdies on the day.

Senior James Ross - who was recognized Friday as Scotland's Amateur Golfer of the Year - overcame a slow start to shoot 73 and tie for 15th, while junior Kyle Pilgrim was tied for 27th at 75.

Other Cougars in action were senior Curtis Reed and freshman Matt Scobie, who both tied for 46th at 77.

Robledo finished Sunday's play two strokes in front of Vanderbilt's Charlie Ewing and SMU's Austin Smotherman. Kolton Crawford (Arkansas), Harry Higgs (SMU), Stewart Jolly (LSU), and Alabama teammates Robby Shelton and Bobby Wyatt were tied for fourth at even-par 71.

The Cougars continue their stay at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Monday with an 8 a.m., shotgun start. Houston will be paired with No. 1 Alabama and No. 29 SMU.

Robledo will start his day off No. 1, while McClain will begins the Second Round off No. 2. Ross begins his round off No. 3, while Pilgrim tees off No. 4. Reed will compete in the second group off No. 5, while Scobie will play in the first group off No. 16.

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Following the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate, the Cougars play host to the Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas, on March 14-15.

From there, the team heads to the Sunshine State to compete at The Floridian Intercollegiate at The Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla. That two-day, 54-hole tournaments begins March 24 and runs through March 25.



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