Golf Finishes Second at Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

    Sept. 25, 2012

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    Team Rounds Score
    123 F
    1. LSU 286290288 864E
    2. Houston 292279298 869+5
    3. North Texas 288293292 873+9
    4. UAB 292285299 876+12
    5. Memphis 289288299 877+13
    6. North Florida 292295293 880+16
    7. Tulsa 289289303 881+17
    8. Kennesaw State 296292305 893+29
    9. Southern Miss 313298298 909+45
    10. Dartmouth 309296308 913+49

    Houston Leaders
    123 F
    4. Wesley McClain726873 213-3
    T11. Jesse Droemer727075 217+1
    T11. Roman Robledo756874 217+1
    T19. Curtis Reed737376 222+6
    57. Andrew Ertel768281 239+23

    Overall Leaders
    123 F
    T1. Rodolfo Cazaubon
     North Texas
    687072210-6
    T1. Stewart Jolly
     LSU
    706971210-6
    T1. Curtis Thompson
     LSU
    697071210-6
    4. Wesley McClain
     Houston
    726873 213-3
    T5. Jimmy Beck
     Kennesaw State
    707371214-2
    T5. Myles Lewis
     LSU
    746872214-2
    T5. M.J. Maguire
     North Florida
    736873214-2

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Posting a team score of 293, the University of Houston golf team fell to second place at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate presented by Graeme McDowell on Tuesday afternoon.

    It was the program's second straight top-three team finish to open the fall season. Houston finished third at the season-opening The Invitational at Kiawah on Sept. 9-11. It also marked the program's 13th top-five team finish during head coach Jonathan Dismuke's tenure.

    Leading by five entering the final round, the Cougars struggled at times on the back nine, posting only one birdie as a team during the final nine holes.

    "Shoal Creek is a PGA Championship course, and the pin placements and greens were challenging," assistant coach Chris Hill said. "We had an emphasis on putting the ball in the fairway, but we struggled to do that."

    Four Cougars finished among the top-20 individual leaders. For the second straight day and third straight round, junior Wesley McClain led the Cougars. The Diboll, Texas, native shot a 1-over-par 73 on the 7,234-yard course at Shoal Creek Country Club and finished fourth overall at 3-under-par 213.

    It was the best finish of McClain's career, topping his tie for seventh at the Lone Star Invitational on Oct. 17, 2010.

    "I was proud of Wes with a top-five finish," Hill said. "He put the team on his back down the stretch and put himself in contention."

    Junior Jesse Droemer and sophomore Roman Robledo tied for 11th at 217, while junior Curtis Reed tied for 19th at 222. Freshman Andrew Ertel, who was making his collegiate debut, finished 57th at 239.

    LSU won the team championship at 864 after shooting an even-par 288 in the final round as a team. Rodolfo Cazaubon of North Texas and LSU teammates Stewart Jolly and Curtis Thompson shared medalist honors at 6-under-par 210.


    UP NEXT
    Following the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, the Cougars return to action in early October with a pair of tournaments. As a team, Houston will compete at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic on Oct. 7-9 in South Bend, Ind.

    Several student-athletes also are scheduled to compete as individuals at the Harold Funston Invitational, hosted by Sam Houston State at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville, Texas, on Oct. 8-9.

    Fans can receive regular Twitter updates by following @UHCougarGolf throughout the season. Stay tuned to UHCougars.com for the latest information in Houston Golf.

     

     

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