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Houston in 4th at 3M Augusta Invitational

March 31, 2018

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Scoring | Results | Pairings | Schedule

Team Rounds Score
123 F
1.  #13 Illinois 280 284   564 -12
2.  Tennessee 285 285   570 -6
3.  #28 Wake Forest 284 288   572 -4
4.  Houston 285 289   574 -2
t5.  Georgia State 286 290   576 E
t5.  #38 South Carolina 288 288   576 E
7.  Kennesaw State 290 287   577 +1
t8.  #9 (DII) South Carolina-Aiken 285 294   579 +3
t8.  Augusta 295 284   579 +3
t11.  #40 Marquette 289 293   582 +6
t11.  New Mexico 293 289   582 +6
13.  Virginia Tech 300 286   586 +10
14.  UCF 290 297   587 +11
15.  Navy 299 305   604 +28

HOUSTON LEADERS
123 F
t4.  George Gardner 69 72   141 -3
t10.  Zach Tracy 73 69   142 -2
t26.  Michael Perras 71 74   145 +1
t31.  Alexander Frances 72 74   146 +2
t64.  Matt Williams 78 75   153 +9

OVERALL LEADERS
123 F
1.  #45 Dylan Meyer
 Illinois
67 69   136 -8
2.  #25 Lorenzo Scalise
 Tennessee
69 69   138 -6
3.  Rhys Nevin-Wharton
 Tennessee
67 73   140 -4
t4.  George Gardner
 Houston
69 72   141 -3
t4.  Nick Budd
 Georgia State
69 72   141 -3
t4.  Alex Shead
 Augusta
71 70   141 -3
t4.  Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero
 Kennesaw State
71 70   141 -3
t4.  Maximilian Hermann
 Georgia State
70 71   141 -3
t4.  #34 Nick Hardy
 Illinois
70 71   141 -3

AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of Houston Men’s Golf sophomores George Gardner and Zach Tracy stood among the Top-10 leaders following the first day at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Competing on the 7,005-yard, par-72 layout, Gardner opened the tournament with a 69 in Saturday’s morning round and was tied for fourth at 3-under- 141. Tracy posted a 69 in the afternoon session and was tied for 10th at 142.

Starting on No. 9, Gardner posted a bogey and nine pars through his first 10 holes before enjoying a strong finish. The Southlake, Texas, native made the first of four birdies on No. 2 and added another birdie on No. 4.

Gardner then closed the First Round with back-to-back birdies for a 69. He added an even-par 72, thanks to a pair of birdies, in the afternoon round.

After posting a 73 in Saturday’s First Round, Tracy drained a team-high six birdies in the afternoon session. Starting on No. 9, the Houston native posted back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13-14 and overcame a bogey on No. 16 with another birdie on the par-5 17th hole.

Despite a bogey on No. 1, Tracy rallied with birdies on No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 for a 69 of his own.

As a team, the Cougars opened the tournament with a 3-under 285 and stood in fourth at 574.

No. 13 Illinois held the first-day day lead at 564 with Tennessee (570) and No. 28 Wake Forest (572). Following the Cougars, Georgia State (576), No. 38 South Carolina (576), Kennesaw State (577), No. 21 UCLA (579), No. 9 (Division II) South Carolina-Aiken (579) and host Augusta (579) rounded out the top-10 leaders.

Senior Michael Perras was tied for 26th at 145, while freshman Alexander Frances was tied for 31st at 146. Junior Matt Williams was tied for 64th at 153.

No. 45 Dylan Meyer of Illinois held the individual lead at 8-under 136 to finish the first day two strokes head of Tennesee’s Lorenzo Scalise. Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Tennessee stood in third at 140.


LIVE SCORING
Fans can follow live scoring at the 3M Augusta Invitational by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
FINAL-ROUND PAIRINGS
For Sunday’s Final Round, the Cougars will compete in groups with student-athletes from Georgia State and South Carolina.


Williams will begin the day at 8:20 a.m. (CDT) Sunday off No. 1 with Frances (8:30 a.m.), Perras (8:40 a.m.), Tracy (8:50 a.m.) and Gardner (9 a.m.) following.


UP NEXT
Dismuke recently announced that sophomores Sam Elkington, Pryce Beshoory and Tony Gil and redshirt freshman Andrew Gibson would compete as individuals at the Bearkat Invitational, hosted by Sam Houston State beginning Monday morning at Walden Lake Conroe.


Following the 3M Augusta Invitational, the Cougars will compete as a team in their regular-season finale at the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, on April 7-8.

From there, Houston takes its first step into the postseason when it tees off at the American Athletic Conference Championships on April 22-24 on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Perras looks to defend his American Athletic Conference Championships individual title from a year ago. With that championship, he became the first Cougar in program history to win NCAA Regional and conference championships titles during his career.


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