James Ross Ties for Third at NCAA Men's Golf Championships

    May 26, 2014

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    Final Results | Live Scoring | NCAA Championships Central
    Season Stats

    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    1.  #3 Stanford 281 267 279 827 -13
    T2.  #1 Alabama 274 278 284 836 -4
    T2.  #16 LSU 279 278 279 836 -4
    4.  #2 Oklahoma State 277 279 284 840 E
    5.  #4 Georgia Tech 277 282 282 841 +1
    6.  #21 UCLA 279 284 281 844 +4
    T7.  #28 SMU 275 285 285 845 +5
    T7.  #9 Illinois 285 280 280 845 +5
    9.  #24 South Carolina 272 292 282 846 +6
    10.  #11 Houston 284 285 279 848 +8
    T11.  #5 California 279 289 282 850 +10
    T11.  #6 Georgia 286 287 277 850 +10
    13.  #17 Texas 289 278 284 851 +11
    14.  #27 Oregon 284 297 271 852 +12
    15.  #8 Washington 279 287 287 853 +13
    T16.  #15 Vanderbilt 281 285 288 854 +14
    T16.  #14 Oklahoma 273 287 295 854 +14
    T18.  #28 Kentucky 288 286 283 857 +17
    T18.  #12 Arkansas 292 286 279 857 +17
    20.  #39 Missouri 283 289 286 859 +19
    21.  #13 UAB 282 285 295 862 +22
    22.  #44 Georgia State 285 290 288 863 +23
    23.  #23 Auburn 274 292 300 866 +26
    24.  #18 Florida State 286 301 283 870 +30
    25.  #47 Iowa State 278 299 294 861 +31
    26.  #35 Kennesaw State 294 294 284 872 +32
    27.  #42 Purdue 286 289 298 873 +33
    28.  #10 Virginia Tech 294 301 281 876 +36
    29.  #20 Texas A&M 296 288 297 881 +41
    30.  #22 USC 296 298 295 889 +49

    HOUSTON LEADERS
    123 F
    T7.  James Ross 70 69 66 205 -5
    T7.  Roman Robledo 72 68 69 209 -1
    T89.  Vincent Martino 73 72 73 218 +8
    T89.  Kyle Pilgrim 71 76 71 218 +8
    T148.  Curtis Reed 71 81 79 231 +21

    OVERALL LEADERS
    123 F
    1.  #2 Cameron Wilson
     Stanford
    won on 3rd playoff hole
    71 63 70 204 -6
    2.  #4 Ollie Schneiderjans
     Stanford
    71 65 68 204 -6
    T3.  James Ross
     Houston
    70 69 66 205 -5
    T3.  David Boote
     Stanford
    73 67 65 205 -5
    T3.  #3 Robby Shelton
     Alabama
    72 65 68 205 -5

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The 10th-ranked University of Houston Golf team saved its best for last, posting a team score of 279 in NCAA Championships Final Round on Monday morning and finishing 10th at their first NCAA Championships team appearance since 2001.

    With rain playing havoc with the tournament schedule all week, the Cougars started their Third Round on Sunday afternoon and had played about eight holes before lightning suspended play. Houston returned to the course early Monday morning and immediately put up a slew of birdies to rise in the standings.

    Playing his final stroke-play collegiate event, senior James Ross was the Cougars' steadiest performer throughout the Third Round. The Edinburgh, Scotland, native drained five birdies over the final 18 holes, including three on the back nine, and moved into a tie for the NCAA Championships individual lead with a birdie on the 523-yard,par-5 17th hole.

    Unfortunately, his lone bogey on his final hole of the day pushed him back into a tie for second with the completion of the morning wave. He would eventually finish in a tie for third with a score of 5-under-par 205.

    Ross' 66 was the lowest 18-hole score by any Cougar at an NCAA Championships since Chris Morris and Andy Sanders each posted Fourth-Round 66s at the 2000 NCAA Championships at Grand National Lake Golf Club, in Opelika, Ala.

    With his high finish, Ross also became the first Cougar to receive All-America honors since Jordan Irwin received Honorable Mention accolades in 2007.

    Junior Roman Robledo, who won four tournaments in 2013-14, jumped out on a great start with four birdies on his front nine, including three over a four-hole stretch. However, the Harlingen, Texas, native endured three bogeys on his back nine and finished at 1-under-par 209 to tie for 19th.

    Ross and Robledo became the first Houston teammates to finish among the top-20 individual leaders at the NCAA Championships since Morris (2nd) and Sanders (t-7th) accomplished the feat at the 2000 postseason event.

    Junior Kyle Pilgrim and sophomore Vincent Martino each tied for 89th at 218 with Pilgrim posting a 1-over-par 71 in the Third Round. Senior Curtis Reed tied for 148th at 231.

    Following their round in the morning, the Cougars watched the afternoon session from the clubhouse. The Cougars flirted with finishing among the top-8 team leaders, while Ross was tied for the individual lead midway through the final round.

    The top eight teams advanced to Match Play and will square of Tuesday morning. No. 1 Stanford will face No. 9 Illinois, No. 2 Alabama will face No 28 SMU, No 16 LSU will face No 21 UCLA and No. 2 Oklahoma State will face No. 4 Georgia Tech.

    Individually, Stanford's Cameron Wilson earned the NCAA individual national championship on the third hole of a playoff against Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans. Both players tied at 6-under-par 204 through 43 holes.

    Ross joined Alabama's Robby Shelton and Stanford's David Boote in a tie for third at 205.


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