Sophomore Bryn Flanagan
April 3, 2012
VICTORIA, Texas - University of Houston sophomore Bryn Flanagan fired a 2-under-par 70 during the final round of the Jim West Intercollegiate to tie for 8th place and earn his second top-10 finish of the season.
Senior Eric Adler tied for 32nd at the tournament and tied his 18-hole personal best with a final-round 71.
It was the Cougars' second top-10 individual finish of the week. Junior James Ross finished eighth at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational on Saturday, his fourth top-10 showing during his first season with the Cougars.
Flanagan, a native of Krugersdorp, South Africa, was a steady performer throughout the day, posting a pair of birdies with no bogeys on any hole. After three straight pars to start his day, he drained a birdie on the 410-yard, par-4 second hole.
Seven pars later, he added his final birdie of the day on the 414-yard, par-4 10th hole to finish the 54-hole tournament at 214. He tied for seventh at the Houston Baptist Husky Invitational on Oct. 24-25.
Adler endured a roller-coaster round that featured four birdies, three bogeys and one double bogey. However, the Sugar Land native saved his best for the 500-yard, par-5 13th hole with an eagle.
With his total, Adler tied his career low for 18 holes and topped his 54-hole mark by three shots. He recorded a 71 in the second round of the HBU Husky Invitational on Oct. 24, 2011, and finished that event at 224.
Stephen McLeroy won medalist honors with a score of 207, one stroke better than Sam Houston State's Garrett Driver. Idaho's Jarred Bossio and SFA's Stetson McMillan tied for third at 210.
With only two student-athletes competing as individuals, the Cougars did not post a team score in the final standings.
The Cougars begin preparations to play host to The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate at The Woodlands Country Club. That 54-hole, two-day event begins with an 8:30 a.m., shotgun start on Monday and wraps up with the final 18 holes at 8 a.m., Tuesday.
This will be the first time since 2009 that the Cougars have played host to this event. Admission is free to The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate, and all fans are invited to attend.
"We are so excited to host next The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate," Dismuke said. "This was a great tournament for so long to bring it to a venue like The Woodlands Country Club makes it even better. So many great players have had the chance to compete there in so many great events. It is an honor for us to host and compete there next week, and we invite all Cougar fans to come out and support us."