Houston Men's Golf Finishes Third at The American Championships

    April 29, 2014

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    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    1.  #31 SMU 287 286 285 858 +6
    2.  #7 UCF 283 289 291 863 +11
    3.  #9 Houston 292 286 288 866 +14
    4.  #30 USF 290 289 288 867 +15
    5.  Louisville 299 281 290 870 +18
    6.  Cincinnati 293 06 289 887 +35
    7.  #47 Memphis 298 295 302 895 +43
    8.  UConn 301 305 302 908 +38
    9.  Temple 305 311 297 913 +61
    10.  Rutgers 310 317 305 932 +80

    HOUSTON LEADERS
    123 F
    T4.  Roman Robledo 72 70 71 213 E
    T8.  Curtis Reed 75 70 70 215 +2
    18.  Wesley McClain 75 73 72 220 +7
    T19.  Kyle Pilgrim 71 76 75 222 +9
    T23.  James Ross 74 73 76 223 +10

    OVERALL LEADERS
    123 F
    1.  #25 Bryson Dechambeau
     SMU
    70 68 68 206 -7
    2.  #29 Chase Koepka
     USF
    72 69 70 211 -2
    3.  #19 Ricardo Gouveia
     UCF
    70 73 69 212 -1
    T4.  #34 Roman Robledo
     Houston
    72 70 71 213 E
    T4.  Austin Smotherman
     SMU
    70 72 71 213 E
    T4.  Robert Geibel
     Louisville
    72 72 69 213 E
    T4.  Brandon Matthews
     Temple
    73 70 70 213 E

    PALM HARBOR, Fla. - The University of Houston Men's Golf program posted the second-best team score during Tuesday's Final Round, but it would not be quite enough as the Cougars finished third at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships.

    The Cougars, who are ranked ninth nationally in the latest Golf World/Nike Coaches' Poll, posted a Final Round score of 288 to finish at 866. However, No. 31 SMU totaled the best round of the day to sweep the team and individual titles. The Mustangs finished with a score of 858, five strokes ahead of No. 7 and Second-Round leader UCF.

    For the second straight day, senior Curtis Reed posted a sub-par score with a 70 on the 7,125-yard, par-71 Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. The Colleyville, Texas native stood at 1-over-par in his round through the first 16 holes but birdied each of the final two holes to lead the Cougars on Tuesday and finish eighth at 215.

    Reed earned his third top-10 finish in four career appearances at a conference Championships.

    Junior Roman Robledo, who captured the Conference USA individual title a year ago, tied for fourth at even-par 213 after posting a 71 in the Final round. The Harlingen, Texas, native totaled three birdies and an eagle on the 590-yard, par-5 14th hole for the second straight day during his round to lead the Cougars overall.

    It was the third straight season that Robledo finished among the top-5 leaders at a conference Championships.

    Senior Wesley McClain lowered his score for the third straight round and finished with a 72 on Tuesday. The Diboll, Texas, native finished 18th at 220 for the best finish of his career at a conference championships.

    Junior Kyle Pilgrim tied for 19th at 222, while senior James Ross tied for 23rd at 223.

    SMU's Bryson Dechambeau earned medalist honors after shooting a 68 for the second straight day for a score of 206, five strokes ahead of USF's Chase Koepka. UCF's Ricardo Gouveia finished third at 212, while Robledo was joined by Robert Geibel (Louisville), Brandon Matthews (Temple) and Austin Smotherman (SMU).


    UP NEXT
    Following the American Athletic Conference Championships, the Cougars will wait to learn their NCAA postseason fate. The Cougars are poised to make their third straight NCAA Regional appearance as a team, a first since 2000-02.

    The NCAA Men's Golf Selection Show will air at 9 a.m., Monday, May 5 on the Golf Channel during Morning Drive.


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