March 14, 2013
|Time|| March 15 36 holes|
March 16 18 holes
|Location|| Laredo Country Club
7,125 yards Par 72
|Team Field|| #33 Houston, #37 Baylor, Central Arkansas,
Lamar, McNeese State, Northern Colorado,
#35 Oklahoma, Rice, Sam Houston State,
Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, UT Arlington
UTSA and Washington State
LAREDO, Texas - The University of Houston Men's Golf team wraps up a busy week when it competes at the Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club this weekend.
Houston, which will serve as the host at this weekend's tournament, is no stranger to the Border Olympics. A year ago, the team finished third as junior Curtis Reed placed eighth and joined junior James Ross among the top-20 leaders.
The Cougars enter this weekend's event after a fifth-place showing at the Tiger Invitational, hosted by Auburn, on Monday and Tuesday. While most teams would be proud of such a high finish, it was the first time this season that the 33rd-ranked Cougars did not place among the top-three team leaders.
The Cougars will square off against 13 teams on the 7,149-yard, par-72 course, including No. 37 Baylor, Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Northern Colorado, No. 35 Oklahoma, Rice, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, UT Arlington, UTSA and Washington State.
Director of golf Jonathan Dismuke and men's associate head coach Chris Hill made one tweak to their Border Olympics lineup. After competing at the Tiger Invitational earlier this week, juniors Reed and Wesley McClain and sophomores Roman Robledo and Kyle Pilgrim represent Houston at the Border Olympics. That group will be joined by junior Jesse Droemer.
Reed and Robledo are the only Cougars to compete in all seven team tournaments to date this season. Reed ranks second on the team with a 73.14 scoring average but leads the Cougars with eight rounds of par or better. The Castroville, Texas, native has finished among the top-20 leaders in all seven events, including a pair of top-five showings.
Robledo has been equally impressive and ranks a close third among the Cougars with a 73.88 scoring average. A 2012 Conference USA Championships All-Tournament Team member, Robledo had enjoyed five top-20 finishes in 2012-13, including a tie for second at the Lone Star Invitational during the fall.
McClain has recorded a 73.47 scoring average this season with a pair of top-20 showings. The Diboll, Texas, native tied for 25th at the Tiger Invitational earlier this week and drained his first collegiate hole-in-one with an eagle on the 213-yard, par-3 eighth hole at Grand National Golf Club.
Pilgrim has competed in six tournaments this season and finished 25th most recently at the Tiger Invitational. The Colleyville, Texas, native was named to the All-Tournament Team at Houston's own Bayou City Collegiate Championship in late February after finishing fifth.
Droemer returns to the Houston lineup and will compete for the second time this spring. The Sealy, Texas, native has posted five rounds of par or better and tied with junior Bryn Flanagan and freshman Vincent Martino for the team's lowest 18-hole score with a 67 in the third round at the Lone Star Invitational in mid-October.
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Following the Border Olympics, the Cougars will take a little time off before returning to action April 6-7 at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. That will be the first of three tournaments for Houston in the month of April.