Houston Golf Tied for Sixth after First Day at Louisiana Classics

March 4, 2013

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Season Stats

Team Rounds Score
123 F
1. #20 Illinois 292287 579+3
2. Kansas 292294 586+10
3. #23 Kent State 298289 587+11
4. Southeastern Louisiana 301288 589+13
5. #38 Tulsa 303287 590+14
T6. #34 Houston 294298 592+16
T6. #47 South Alabama 298294 592+16
T6. #14 LSU 298294 592+16
9. Louisiana-Lafayette 305295 600+24
10. Memphis 304298 602+26
11. Texas State 302304 606+30
12. Louisiana Tech 303309 612+36
13. Southern Miss 312301 613+37
14. UTSA 306310 616+40

Houston Leaders
123 F
T7. Curtis Reed7272 144E
T9. Roman Robledo7075 145+1
T38. Vincent Martino7675 151+7
T47. Kyle Pilgrim7776 153+9
T70. Will Dusenbury7681 157+13

Overall Leaders
123 F
1. Zach Wright
T2. Brandt Garon
T2. Chris Gilbert
4. Thomas Perrot
T5. Alex Gutesha
T5. Taylor Pendrith
 Kent State

LAFAYETTE, La. - Battling gusty winds all day, the University of Houston Golf team stood in a tie for sixth place following the first day at Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club.

With winds constantly blowing 20-25 mph and gusting as much as 40, the Cougars posted a 36-hole score of 592 to tie with No. 14 LSU and No. 47 South Alabama on the 6,898-yard, par-72 course.

Houston, which was ranked No. 34 in the latest GolfStat.com national rankings, opened the tournament with a team score of 294 and battled the elements before finishing with a 298 in the second round.

"It was tough day out there. We didn't play very well, and the conditions played a role in that," director of golf Jonathan Dismuke said. "We made too many mistakes and compounded some errors. We are going to regroup and readdress some things and put a better foot forward."

Despite the tough start, the Cougars boasted two of the top-10 first-day leaders. Junior Curtis Reed posted back-to-back 72s to tie for seventh at even-par 144, while sophomore Roman Robledo was tied for ninth at 145 after an opening-round 70.

Roman and Curtis each had a good day. Roman played a great round in the morning. He made a lot of quality shots and made some nice par saves," Dismuke said. "Curtis played solid and consistent all day long."

Other Cougars in action were freshman Vincent Martino (151, t-38th), sophomore Kyle Pilgrim (153, t-47th) and senior Will Dusenbury (157, t-70th)

No. 20 Illinois held the first-day lead with a score of 579, seven strokes ahead of Kansas. Kent State (587), Southeastern Louisiana (589) and Tulsa (590) rounded out the top-five team leaders.

Individually, LSU's Zach Wright stood atop the leaderboard at 6-under-par 138, three strokes better than Louisiana-Lafayette's Brandt Garon and Chris Gilbert of Kansas.

The tournament wraps up with the final 18 holes, starting with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Tuesday. The Cougars' lineup and their starting holes are: Reed (7A), Martino (8A), Robledo (8B), Pilgrim (9) and Dusenbury (10).

Following the Louisiana Classics, the Cougars return to action when the compete at the Auburn Intercollegiate at Grand National Golf Club in Auburn, Ala.



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