Oct. 6, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - University of Houston golfers James Ross and Roman Robledo each finished among the top-10 individual leaders to lead the Cougars on Sunday during the final round of the David Toms Intercollegiate.
Ross fired a 1-under-par 71 Sunday to finish sixth at 216, while Robledo shot a 72 to move into a tie for 10th at 218 on the 7,663-yard, par-72 course at the University Club.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Ross drained four birdies in his round, including three during his final eight holes. It was his best finish this season, topping his seventh-place showing at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in September.
Robledo overcame a slow start which saw him bogey three of his first four holes. However, he quickly put his scorecard back to even par with three consecutive birdies on Nos. 6-8. After a double bogey on the 10th hole, Robledo birdied No. 11 and added his fifth and final birdie on the 17th hole to finish at even par on the day.
As a team, the Cougars slipped to fifth with a two-day, 54-hole score of 882. It was their first finish outside the top three this fall.
Two other Cougars finished among the top-25 leaders. Senior Curtis Reed tied for 21st at 222, while junior Kyle Pilgrim - individual champion of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic last week - tied for 25th at 223.
Southeastern Louisiana captured the team title with a score of 860 to finish 16 strokes in front of Iowa State. Kennesaw State finished third at 880, while Louisiana-Lafayette placed fourth at 881.
Southeastern Louisiana teammates Grady Brame and Eamon Bradley went 1-2 in the individual standings at 209 and 212, respectively. Fernando Cruz Valle (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Scott Fernandez (Iowa State)
Following the David Toms Intercollegiate, the Cougars wrap up their fall season when redshirt freshman Emmett Oh and freshman Matt Scobie compete as individuals at the Sam Houston State/Harold Funston Invitational.
That two-day, 54-hole tournament begins Monday in Huntsville, Texas, and wraps up Tuesday. Oh and Scobie will be joined by freshman Emily Gilbreth, who will represent the Cougars on the women's side.
From there, Houston will take several months off from their schedule before opening the spring season on Feb. 21-23 at its own Bayou City Collegiate Championship at Redstone Golf Club.
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