Men's Golf in Third after Border Olympics First Day

    March 14, 2014

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    Season Statistics

    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    1.  #13 Oklahoma 289 280   569 -7
    2.  #30 Baylor 292 280   572 -4
    3.  #8 Houston 294 284   578 +2
    4.  ULM 296 288   584 +8
    5.  Lamar 295 294   589 +13
    6.  UTSA 296 296   592 +16
    T7.  Northern Colorado 302 291   593 +17
    T7.  Central Arkansas 295 298   593 +17
    9.  Gonzaga 301 296   597 +21
    10.  Air Force 305 294   599 +23
    11.  Sam Houston State 305 295   600 +24
    12.  Stephen F. Austin 304 300   604 +28
    T13.  McNeese State 300 305   605 +29
    T13.  Texas State 304 301   605 +29
    15.  Houston Baptist 304 303   607 +31
    16.  UT Arlington 305 311   616 +40
    17.  UT Pan American 327 305   632 +56

    HOUSTON LEADERS
    123 F
    1.  Roman Robledo 71 68   139 -5
    T8.  Kyle Pilgrim 73 72   145 +1
    T8.  Vincent Martino (Ind.) 74 71   145 +1
    T14.  Curtis Reed 74 72   146 +2
    T37.  James Ross 77 72   149 +5
    T37.  Bryn Flanagan (Ind.) 78 71   149 +5
    T46.  Wesley McClain 76 74   150 +6
    T67.  Matt Scobie (Ind.) 76 77   153 +9

    OVERALL LEADERS
    123 F
    1.  Jerry Ruiz
     Baylor
    72 65   137 -7
    T2.  #16 Roman Robledo
     Houston
    71 68   139 -5
    T2.  Michael Gellerman
     Oklahoma
    71 68   139 -5
    4.  Mason Seaborn
     ULM
    75 65   140 -4
    T5.  Stephane Dubois
     Lamar
    72 70   142 -2
    T5.  Charlie Saxon
     Oklahoma
    73 69   142 -2

    LAREDO, Texas - University of Houston junior Roman Robledo fired consecutive sub-par rounds Friday during the first day of the Border Olympics to put himself in contention for his third consecutive title.

    Robledo, who stands at No. 16 nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, overcame a slow start in the morning round to shoot a 1-under-par 71 on the 7,319-yard course at Laredo Country Club and following that with a 68 to tie for second after the first day at 5-under-par 139. He was tied with Oklahoma's Michael Gellerman, two strokes behind Baylor's Jerry Ruiz.

    The Harlingen, Texas, native overcame a slow start in his morning round after bogeying two of his first three holes. However, he rebounded impressively with four birdies and only one more bogey during his final 15 holes.

    In the afternoon session, Robledo birdied two of his first seven holes but stumbled at the start of his back nine, double-bogeying No. 10 with another bogey on the 12th hole. However, that was the start of run that saw five straight birdies for a second-round 68, his team-leading seventh round in the 60s this season.

    Robledo won medalist honors at the Cougars' last two tournaments, the Querencia Cabo Collegiate - where he helped Houston end No. 1 Alabama's 11-tournament win streak - and the Cougars' own Bayou City Collegiate Championship.

    As a team, the Cougars bettered their morning round by 10 strokes with a 4-under-par 284 in the afternoon session and stood in third at 578. No. 13 Oklahoma led at 569, while No. 30 Baylor was a close second at 572.

    Following the eighth-ranked Cougars, ULM (584), Lamar (589), UTSA (592), Northern Colorado (593), Central Arkansas (593), Gonzaga (597) and Air Force (599) rounded out the top-10 leaders in the 17-team field.

    Junior Kyle Pilgrim was tied for eighth at 145, while senior Curtis Reed was tied for 14th at 146. Senior James Ross was tied for 37th at 149, and senior Wesley McClain was tied for 46th at 150.

    Houston also was represented by three student-athletes competing as individuals. Sophomore Vincent Martino joined Pilgrim in eighth place after shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the afternoon session. Senior Bryn Flanagan was tied for 37th with Ross at 149, while freshman Matt Scobie was tied for 67th at 153.


    FINAL ROUND on SUNDAY
    The tournament wraps up with the final 18 holes with an 8 a.m., shotgun start Saturday. Fans can follow live scoring by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

    The Cougars will be playing in foursomes with Oklahoma, Baylor and ULM. Pilgrim will be in the first group off No. 1 with Robledo following in the second group off that hole. Ross will compete in the first group off No. 2 with Reed in the second group. McClain starts his day off No. 3.

    Martino and Scobie will play in foursomes with UT Pan American, Oklahoma and Sam Houston State in the second group with Scobie in the first group off No. 16 and Martino in the second group off that hole. Flanagan will play in a threesome with UT Pan American and UT Arlington off No. 17.


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    UP NEXT
    Following the Border Olympics, the Cougars head 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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