Men's Golf Wraps up Regular Season in Mississippi
April 12, 2014
MADISON, Miss. - The University of Houston Men's Golf program wraps up its regular season when it competes at the Reunion Intercollegiate, hosted by Mississippi at Reunion Golf and Country Club on Monday.
The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be the Cougars' final competition during the 2013-14 regular season. Action tees off with 36 holes Monday morning, with the Final Round slated to start Tuesday morning. Fans can follow live scoring by visiting GolfStat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
The Cougars will square off against host Mississippi, Austin Peay State, Central Arkansas, Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky on the 7,416-yard, par-72 course.
The Cougars look to return to their early-season form when they won four team titles and five individual titles. In their most recent outing, Houston finished sixth at the 3M Augusta Invitational on April 5-6 in Augusta, Ga.
This season, Houston - which is ranked No. 7 in the latest Golf World/Nike Coaches' Poll - has finished among the team's top-three leaders in all but two tournaments.
Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke and associate head coach Chris Hill tweaked their lineup for the regular-season finale. While junior Roman Robledo and seniors James Ross and Curtis Reed return, sophomore Blair Hamilton and senior Bryn Flanagan will make only their second appearances in the spring.
Robledo has been one of the nation's premier players in 2013-14. Winner of four individual titles, including three consecutive to start the spring, he leads the Cougars with a 71.30 scoring average and 18 rounds of par or better, including seven in the 60s.
The Harlingen, Texas, native is ranked No. 32 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin standings
Ross stands a close second on the team with a 72.05 scoring average and has added 12 rounds of par or better. The Edinburgh, Scotland, native has finished among the top-20 leaders in all but one tournament in which he has competed this season.
He recently missed the Cougars' appearance at the Valspar Invitational at Floridian but had a good excuse. In late March, he represented his native Scotland for Team Europe in an international friendly match vs. Team Asia/Pacific in Bangalore, India. Ross led Team Europe to a 17.5-14.5 victory.
As he has throughout his career, Reed will be in the Cougars' starting lineup. The Castroville, Texas, native has competed in every team-scoring event during the last four years and recently moved into Houston's top-eight career leaders in both strokes and rounds played.
This season, Reed ranks third on the team with a 72.33 scoring average but stands second with 15 rounds of par or better.
Hamilton will compete for the second time this spring and his first appearance since Houston's own Bayou City Collegiate Championship on Feb. 21-23. This season, he has competed in five tournaments with a 72.67 scoring average and compiled a pair of top-10 finishes, including a second-place showing at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic on Sept. 23-24.
Flanagan is a three-year letterman who will be competing for the fourth time in 2013-14. This year, he has assembled a 72.56 scoring average and tied for eighth at the Border Olympics on March 14-15.
Fans can receive live scoring updates by following @UHCougarGolf on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook page at HoustonCougarGolf.
Following the Reunion Intercollegiate, the Cougars compete at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships on April 27-29. That three-day, 54-hole event will be held at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.