Golf Stands in Third after First Day at Border Olympics

March 15, 2013

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Season Stats

Team Rounds Score
123 F
T1. #37 Baylor 291288 579+3
T1. Central Arkansas 297282 579+3
3. #33 Houston 292289 581+5
4. #35 Oklahoma 294288 582+6
T5. UTSA 292292 584+8
T5. Lamar 294290 584+8
7. Lamar 290298 588+12
8. Rice 299290 589+13
9. Washington State 293300 593+17
10. UT Arlington 291304 595+19
11. Stephen F. Austin 298300 598+22
12. Sam Houston State 302302 604+28
13. Northern Colorado 301309 610+34
14. McNeese State 312310 622+46

Houston Leaders
123 F
T5. Wesley McClain7073 143-1
T9. Kyle Pilgrim7470 144E
T15. Curtis Reed7571 146+2
T25. Roman Robledo7375 148+4
T52. Jesse Droemer7875 153+9

Overall Leaders
123 F
1. James Newton
 Central Arkansas
2. Abraham Ancer
T3. Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen
T3. Blake Snyder
 Washington State
T5. Wesley McClain
T5. Austin Moix
 Central Arkansas
T5. Justin Newby
 Texas State
T5. Michael Schoolcraft

LAREDO, Texas - Four University of Houston golfers stood among the top-25 leaders following the first day of the Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club on Friday evening.

Junior Wesley McClain led the way for the Cougars with a score of 1-under-par 143 to stand in a tie for fifth place on the 7,319-yard, par-72 course, while sophomore was tied for ninth at even-par 144. Junior Curtis Reed was tied for 15th at 146, while sophomore Roman Robledo was tied for 25 at 148.

As a team, the Cougars stood in third place through the first 36 holes with a score of 581, only two strokes behind No. 37 Baylor and Central Arkansas. No. 35 Oklahoma (582), UTSA (584), Lamar (584), Texas State (588), Rice (589), Washington State (593) and UT Arlington (595) rounded out the top-10 team leaders.

"We played OK at times, but we didn't play our best golf," director of golf Jonathan Dismuke said. "We talked about some things and look forward to the final round."

McClain, a native of Diboll, Texas, started his day with a steady effort. He posted three birdies with only one bogey on the way to a 2-under-par 70 and posted a 73 in the afternoon session.

Starting his day with a 74 in the morning round, Pilgrim bettered that score by four strokes during the final 18 holes of the day. The Colleyville, Texas, native began the second round with three birdies through his first five holes and, following a tough back nine, added fifth and final birdie of the round on the par-4 second hole. Pilgrim tied with McClain for the team's lowest round of the day

"Both Wes and Kyle hit quality shots all and were steady all day long," Dismuke said.

Playing in the No. 1 spot in lineup, Reed rebounded from an opening-round 75 to shoot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round. The Castroville, Texas, native capped his front nine with an eagle on the 577-yard, par-5, ninth hole and added birdie on the 557-yard, par-5 17th hole.

Junior Jesse Droemer was tied for 52nd with a score of 153.

The final round begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Saturday. The Cougars and their starting holes are: McClain (1st), Pilgrim (2nd), Reed (3rd), Robledo (4th) and Droemer (5th).
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