Golf Ties for Fifth at Tiger Invitational

March 13, 2013

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Final Results | Season Stats

Team Rounds Score
123 F
1. #41 Mississippi State 292300297 889+25
2. Memphis 296302298 896+32
3. #21 Auburn 301294304 899+35
4. South Alabama 301300299 900+36
T5. Houston 301299301 901+37
T5. Kentucky 307297297 901+37
T5. #42 Chattanooga 298301302 901+37
T8. Kennesaw State 293312297 902+38
T8. #24 Wake Forest 293303306 902+38
10. East Carolina 290309305 904+40
11. #45 North Carolina 299312298 909+45
12. Charlotte 295309306 910+46
13. Samford 310309308 927+63
14. Yale 308313312 933+69
15. Troy 313312312 937+73

Houston Leaders
123 F
T17. Curtis Reed767376 225+9
T25. Wesley McClain728273 227+11
T25. Kyle Pilgrim787277 227+11
T30. Roman Robledo757875 228+12
T65. Vincent Martino817680 237+21

Overall Leaders
123 F
1. Chad Ramey
 Mississippi State
2. Niclas Carlsson
T3. Benjamin Weilguni
T3. Will Pearson
5. Evan Beck
 Wake Forest

OPELIKA, Ala. - The University of Houston golf team played steady golf throughout the final day to move up two places and tie for fifth place at the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.

Rain forced the postponement of second-round play, so teams played 36 holes beginning Tuesday morning. After shooting a team score of 299 in the morning session, Houston totaled a tally of 301 in the afternoon round to tie with Kentucky and No. 42 Chattanooga for fifth place at 901.

It was the first time in seven events during the 2012-13 season that the Cougars did not place among the top-seven team leaders

No. 41 Mississippi State won the team title with a score of 889 to finish seven strokes ahead of Memphis. Host and 21st-ranked Auburn finished third at 899, while South Alabama placed fourth with a score of 900.

Junior Curtis Reed finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a score of 225 to tie for 17th and lead the Cougars in the second straight tournament.

Junior Wesley McClain fired the team's lowest final round with a score of 73 to tie for 25th at 227. Sophomore Kyle Pilgrim started the day with a 72 in the morning round and tied with McClain at 227.

Other Cougars in action were sophomore Roman Robledo (t-30th, 228) and freshman Vincent Martino (t-65th, 237).

Chad Ramey of Mississippi State won medalist honors after posting his third straight sub-par round and finishing at 3-under-par 213. He was the only competitor to finish below par for the entire tournament.

Auburn's Niclas Carlsson finished second at 216, while Chattanooga's Benjamin Weilguni and Will Pearson of Memphis tied for third at 218.

Following the Tiger Invitational, the Cougars get back to work when they play host at the Border Olympics on Friday and Saturday at Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas.


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