Beshoory Tied for Fifth to Lead Houston

April 2, 2018

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Scoring | Results
Pairings | Schedule

Team Rounds Score
123 F
1.  UT Rio Grande Valley 290 280   570 -6
2.  Sam Houston State 285 287   572 -4
3.  UIW 296 296   592 +16
4.  Stephen F. Austin 298 297   595 +19
5.  Midland CC 302 300   602 +26
6.  New Orleans 310 306   616 +40
7.  Prairie View A&M 312 307   619 +43
8.  Houston-Victoria 309 318   627 +51
9.  St. Thomas 323 310   633 +57
10.  Texas Southern 324 321   645 +69

123 F
t5.  Pryce Beshoory 70 74   144 E
t25.  Sam Elkington 77 75   152 +8
t28.  Andrew Gibson 78 75   153 +9
63.  Tony Gil 69 WD   –– ––

123 F
1.  Jake McCrory
 Sam Houston State
70 67   137 -7
2.  Tennoshin Ogawa
 UT Rio Grande Valley
71 70   141 -3
t3.  William Holcomb
 Sam Houston State
71 72   143 -1
t3.  Alvaro Hernandez
 UT Rio Grande Valley
77 66   143 -1
t5.  Pryce Beshoory
70 74   144 E
t5.  Pedro Lamadrid
 UT Rio Grande Valley
70 74   144 E

MONTGOMERY, Texas – University of Houston sophomore Pryce Beshoory overcame a challenge early in the Second Round of the Bearkat Invitational on Monday afternoon to stand in a tie for fifth place at the Bearkat Invitational.

In a recent addition to the Cougars’ spring schedule, Beshoory joined with sophomores Tony Gil and Sam Elkington and redshirt freshman Andrew Gibson to compete as individuals at the tournament at Walden at Lake Conroe Golf Club.

After posting a 2-under 70 in Monday’s First Round and starting his Second Round on No. 10 on the 6,756-yard, par-72 layout, Beshoory endured a 10 on the par-5 11th hole. Undaunted, the Pearland, Texas, native proceeded to birdie three of the next five holes, including back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13-14.

He added another set of consecutive birdies on Nos. 2-3 and rallied to finish the round with a 74 and finish the day at even-par 144.

Beshoory opened the tournament with five birdies in the First Round. Starting on No. 10, he enjoyed his first birdie on No. 13 and closed out his first nine with birdies on No. 16 and No. 18.

Despite three bogeys on his back nine, the Pearland, Texas, native added a pair of birdies on the way to a 70.

Jake McCrory held the individual lead through 36 holes at 7-under 137. UT Rio Grande Valley’s Tennoshin Ogawa was in second at 141, while Sam Houston State’s William Holcomb and UTRGV’s Alvaro Hernandez were tied for third at 143.

Beshoory joined UTRGV’s Pedro Lamadrid in a tie for fifth.

Elkington finished the first day in a tie for 25th at 152, while Gibson was tied for 28th at 153. Gil opened the tournament with a 69 in the morning but was forced to withdraw in the Second Round.

UT Rio Grande Valley held the first-day lead with a team score of 570 to finish two strokes ahead of host Sam Houston State. UIW (592), Stephen F. Austin (595) and Midland Community College (602) rounded out the Top-5 team leaders.

Fans can follow live scoring from the Bearkat Invitational by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Tuesday’s Final Round begins with an 8:30 a.m., shotgun start. The Cougars will compete in groups with student0-athletes from UIW and Texas Southern.

Beshoory will begin his day in the first group off No. 10, while Elkington (second group off No. 10), Gibson (No. 11) and Gil (No. 12) will follow.

Following the Bearkat 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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