Men's Golf Puts Three on All-American Conference Team

    May 9, 2014

    NCAA Eugene Regional Live Scoring

    HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Golf upperclassmen Roman Robledo, James Ross and Curtis Reed were named to the inaugural All-American Athletic Conference Team on Friday morning.

    With three selections, the Cougars led all other American schools on the postseason squad. UCF, Louisville and SMU each placed two members on the team. All three Houston student-athletes are ranked among the nation's top-100 players by both Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin.

    Robledo has been one of college golf's top performers during the 2013-14 season. The Harlingen, Texas, native has posted four tournament wins, including three straight to open the spring season, in 2013-14 and has enjoyed seven top-10 finishes in 11 events.

    Robledo, who is ranked No. 25 nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is a two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week recipient and leads the Cougars with a 71.34 scoring average and 21 rounds of par or better.

    He has posted fourth-place finishes in each of his last two tournaments, including the American Athletic Conference Championships. It was the third consecutive season that Robledo finished among the top-5 leaders at a conference postseason tournament.

    Ross stands second among the Cougars with a 72.307 scoring average and has made a name for himself on the international stage as well this season. In late March, he sat out a collegiate event to represent his native Scotland on Team Europe in an international friendly match vs. Team Asia/Pacific for the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in Bangalore, India.

    He recently was named one of 10 amateurs to compete for Team Europe in the Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-like event, scheduled for June 26-28 in Surrey, England.

    This season, Ross has competed in nine events and enjoyed six top-10 showings, including a tie for second at the Reunion Intercollegiate on April 15. That tied his best finish as a Cougar, first set at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic early in the 2011 fall season.

    As he has throughout his collegiate career, Reed will represent the Cougars at his final conference postseason event. The Castroville, Texas, native is the only student-athlete to compete in every team-scoring event during the last four years and recently became just the sixth player in school history to move past 10,000 strokes during his career.

    He currently ranks fifth in Houston career history with 10,257 strokes and 140 rounds played during his collegiate playing days.

    Reed has enjoyed nine top-20 finishes in 11 events this season, including three straight top-10 showings at the 3M Augusta Invitational (April 5-6), Reunion Intercollegiate (April 14-15) and American Athletic Conference Championships (April 27-29). It marked his third top-10 finish or better at a conference postseason championships.


    ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AWARDS
    American Men's Golf Player of the Year:
    Greg Eason, UCF, Sr.
    American Men's Golf Freshman of the Year: Robbie Geibel, Louisville, Fr.
    American Men's Coach of the Year: Josh Gregory, SMU

    All-Conference Team
    Curtis Reed, Houston, Sr.
    Roman Robledo, Houston, Sr.
    James Ross, Houston, Sr.

    Greg Eason, UCF, Sr.
    Ricardo Gouveia, UCF, Sr.
    Robbie Geibel, Louisville, Fr.
    Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville, So.
    Will Pearson, Memphis, Sr.
    Chase Koepka, USF, So.
    Bryson Dechambeau, SMU, So.
    Austin Smotherman, SMU, So.
    Brandon Matthews, Temple, So.


    UP NEXT
    Robledo, Ross and Reed lead Houston into the NCAA Eugene Regional on May 15-17 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., This marks the first time since 1998-01 that the Cougars have made three consecutive NCAA Regional team appearances.

    The NCAA Eugene Regional begins May 15 and continues through May 17 with 18 holes each day on the 6,990-yard, par-70 course layout with 18 holes each day. Fans can follow live scoring by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

    The Cougars will be joined at the NCAA Eugene Regional by No 1 seed Stanford, No. 3 seed Oklahoma, No. 4 seed South Carolina, No. 5 seed Baylor, No. 6 seed Liberty, No. 7 seed and host Oregon, No. 8 seed Tennessee, No. 9 seed North Florida, No. 10 seed East Tennessee State, No. 11 seed Chattanooga, No. 12 seed Wichita State and No. 13 seed Northern Colorado.

    The top-5 teams and the top individual not on a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. Houston has not competed at the NCAA Championships since 2001.


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