Men's Golf Expands Lead at Northern Intercollegiate

    Sep 7, 2013

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    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    1.  Houston 279 293   572 -4
    2.  Liberty 281 296  577 +1
    3.  Virginia 289 291  580 +4
    4.  UCF 290 293  583 +7
    5.  Kentucky 286 303  589 +13
    6.  Ball State 293 302  595 +19
    7.  UT Arlington 301 298  599 +23
    8.  Indiana 306 297  603 +27
    9.  Ohio State 311 296  607 +31
    10.  St. Mary's (Calif.) 300 308  608 +32
    11.  North Texas 304 305  609 +33
    12.  Louisville 298 312  610 +34
    13.  San Diego 321 300  621 +45
    14.  Miami (Ohio) 315 309  624 +48
    15.  Northern Illinois 325 333   658 +52

    Houston Leaders
    123 F
    1.  Roman Robledo 68 70  138 -6
    T4.  Curtis Reed 72 70   142 -2
    T13.  Blair Hamilton 67 78   145 +1
    T19.  Wesley McClain 72 75  147 +3
    T51.  Vincent Martino 75 79  154 +10
    84.  Matt Scobie (Ind.) 86 82  168 +24

    Overall Leaders
    123 F
    1.  Roman Robledo
     Houston
    68 70   138 -6
    2.  David Snyder (Ind.)
     Kentucky
    67 72  139 -5
    3.  Niklas Lindstrom
     Liberty
    70 71  141 -3
    T4.  Curtis Reed
     Houston
    7270  142-2
    T4.  Ricardo Gouveia
     UCF
    68 74  142 -2
    T4.  David Mills
     Indiana
    7468  142-2

    SUGAR GROVE, Ill. - Although scores rose Saturday during the second round of the Northern Intercollegiate, the 17th-ranked University of Houston men's golf team expanded its lead to five shots.

    The Cougars tied for the second-best team round of the day with a score of 293 and posted a 36-hole total of 572 to stand five strokes ahead of Liberty and eight strokes in front of Virginia. Despite tougher conditions on the 7,236-yard, par-72 course at Rich Harvest Farms, Houston Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke said his team handled the day well.

    "We did a good job, because today was much tougher," Dismuke said. "It was windier, and the hole locations were in some difficult places. We extended our lead, and that was our main focus coming into the round. I am proud of the guys."

    Sophomore Roman Robledo surged into the individual lead with a score of 6-under-par 70 after shooting a 70 in Saturday's second round. After starting his day on No. 1 with a bogey, the Harlingen, Texas, native played steady golf the rest of the round with three birdies and 14 pars.

    Robledo, who won the 2013 Conference USA individual championship, stood one stroke ahead of Kentucky's David Snyder and three strokes in front of Liberty's Niklas Lindstrom.

    "The golf course was very demanding, but Roman hit so many quality shots. He drove ball well and seemed to always be in fairways," Dismuke said. "His approaches were well struck, and ball ended up in the right position."

    Robledo was part of a solid team effort from the Cougars with four student athletes among the tournament's top-20 individual leaders. Junior Curtis Reed - who has competed in every team-scoring event for the Cougars during the last three years - was tied for fourth at 2-under-par 142 after finishing Saturday's round with a 70.

    The Castroville, Texas, native birdied his last two holes and finished with only two bogeys in the round.

    Sophomore Blair Hamilton stood in a tie for 13th at 145, while senior Wesley McClain was tied for 19th at 147. Other Cougars in action were sophomore Vincent Martino (t-51st, 154) and freshman Matt Scobie (84th, 168), who was making his collegiate debut.

    After Virginia, UCF (583), Kentucky (589), Ball State (595), UT Arlington (599), Indiana (603), Ohio State (607), St. Mary's (Calif.) (608) rounded out the top-10 team leaders.


    UP NEXT
    The Northern Intercollegiate wraps up with the final round at 8 a.m., Sunday. For the second straight day, the Cougars will start off No. 1, beginning with Scobie at 8 a.m. Martino continues at 9:38 a.m., with McClain (9:39 a.m.), Hamilton (9:48 a.m.), Reed (9:57 a.m.) and Robledo (10:06 a.m.) following.

    Fans can follow live stats by visiting GolfStat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

    Following this weekend's tournament, the Cougars will compete as the American Athletic Conference representative at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge on Sept. 15-17. That prestigious event will be held at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.


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