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    Sept. 14, 2002

    JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - The University of Houston golf team was tied for 12th place Saturday after the first two rounds of play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges.

    After the first round of play, the Cougars shot a score of 290 to tie for second, but UH shot a 309 during the last 18 holes to finish with a score of 599,18 strokes behind co-leaders Tennessee and Wake Forest.

    The final round begins Sunday morning on the par-72 layout at The Ridges Golf course.

    The Cougars as a team had an impressive first round with three of the five golfers firing even par or better in the morning.

    Senior John Wine had an impressive first round with a career-best 71, making him the only Cougar to shoot under par for the day. Wine then fired a 75 in the second round to put him in a tie for 14th place at 146 for the day.

    Playing in his first collegiate tournament, freshman Kevin Newman started off with a bang, shooting a even-par 72 in the first round. However he was tied for 57th place at 153 after shooting 81 in the second round.

    Other Cougar golfers were Scott Ferguson (148, tied for 25th), Simon Robinson (154, tied for 63rd) and Brett Callas (155, tied for 66th).

    Individually, Leif Olson from Duke and Ian Parnaby from Tennessee grabbed an early lead at 2-under par 140.

    Duke, Auburn, South Carolina, North Carolina, East Tennessee State, Arkansas, TCU and Georgia Southern rounded out the top 10 team leaders.

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