Golf Returns to Action at Louisiana Classics on Monday

March 5, 2006

LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Houston golf team returns to action Monday when it competes during the first day of the Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club.

The 54-hole tournament begins with the first 36 holes on Monday and wraps up Tuesday morning with the final 18 holes on the 7,002-yard, par-72 course.

The Cougars enter the tournament on a hot streak, winning each of their first two tournaments to open the spring season. It marked the second straight year that UH won two tournaments in a single season but the first time since 1985-86 when that UH squad won the first five tournaments to open the year.

Junior Pablo Acuna leads the Cougars with a 71.2 scoring average, while junior Ricky Romano, who finished third last week at UH's own All-American Intercollegiate, is second with a 72.1 average.

This will be the first of four tournaments for the Cougars in the month of March. From here, UH will compete at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C., on March 13-14.

A year ago, the Cougars tied for 10th at the tournament, which was shortened to 36 holes due to rain. Romano led the way for Houston with a 6-over-par 150 to tie for 33rd place.



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