Men's Golf Travels To Conference USA Championships
April 27, 2007
Houston - The University of Houston men's golf team travels to Texarkana, Texas, where the Cougars will compete in the 2007 Conference USA Golf Championships Tournament at the Texarkana Country Club on April 29- May 1.
Houston is part of a 12-team field that will be competing on the par-72, 6,935-yard course. The winner of the championship earns Conference USA's automatic berth to the NCAA Regional Championships. The championship tournament consists of 54 holes with 18 holes being played each day starting at 8:00 a.m. For updated results, please check the Conference USA website at www.ConferenceUSA.com
Houston enters the Conference USA Championships with three of the top 16 golfers in C-USA this season. Junior Jordan Irwin leads Houston and is ranked seventh among C-USA leaders with an average of 772.80 strokes per round. Senior Pablo Acuña is ranked 14th among league leaders with an average of 73.77 strokes per round and fellow senior Ricky Romano is 16th with a 73.83 average.
Irwin will be in the Number Two position after he finished 38th at the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament. Irwin has four Top Five finishes this season. Irwin, who tied for 34th place at the 2006 C-USA Tournament, was the individual champion at the Mean Green Classic and the GADO North Texas Classic. He also was the runner-up at the Augusta State Invitational with a six-under-par score and finished in second place at the Kansas Invitational last fall.
Romano, who will start the tournament in the No. Three spot, has a 73.83 average this season and four Top-10 finishes at tournaments this season. He finished in seventh place at the Border Olympics with a four-under-par score of 212. Romano's best finish this season was at Pepperdine's Club Glove Intercollegiate when he finished as the runner-up with a score of three-over par. He also finished in sixth place at Houston's All-American Intercollegiate and in fourth place at the Kansas Invitational.
Frazier, will play in the No. Four position, and had his best showing at the Border Olympics when he finished in 32nd place.
Lindsey returns to Houston's lineup, and is the only freshman on Houston's roster this season. He has played in three tournaments this year, with his best showing coming at the GADO North Texas Classic when he finished in 28th place.
IRWIN, LINDSEY AND PATEL NAMED TO C-USA COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL
FRAZIER SELECTED TO PLAY IN PGA MINORITY COLLEGIATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
The National Minority College Golf Championship originated in 1986 following the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at Jackson State in Jackson, Miss. The tournament was first played in 1987 at Cleveland, Ohio. The PGA has hosted this national tournament at the PGA Golf Club in St. Lucie since 1998. In 2006, the tournament was renamed the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship and consisted of 132 male and female players from 29 colleges and universities.
HOUSTON IN THE DISTRICT RANKINGS