Cougar Golf Team Travels To Coca-Cola Duke Classic On October 8-9

    Jordan Irwin enters the Coca-Cola Duke Classic as the top golfer in Conference USA this fall.
    Jordan Irwin enters the Coca-Cola Duke Classic as the top golfer in Conference USA this fall.
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    Oct. 6, 2006

    Houston - The University of Houston men's golf team travels to Durham, N.C. to play in the 2006 Coca-Cola Duke Classic against 14 teams on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 7-8 at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. The teams will play 36 holes of golf on Sunday and conclude the tournament with 18 holes on Monday. The tournament begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.

    The Cougars will be competing against the host school, Duke, and teams from Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Florida Southern, Furman, Jacksonville, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio State, Old Dominion, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech.

    The Duke University men's golf team welcomes 14 teams to the Duke University Golf Club this weekend for the 2006 Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic. Teams will play a practice round on Saturday, Oct. 7 followed by 36 holes of golf on Sunday and an 18-hole final round on Monday. Action on Sunday begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

    Houston is coming off a fourth-place finish at the Kansas Invitational on September 18-19 when the Cougars combined for a team score of +23. UH opened the 2006 fall campaign with a second place finish at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic, shooting a three-under par total of 861.

    Individually, Jordan Irwin enters this weekend as the top golfer in Conference USA after he won the individual title at the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic and finished as the runner-up at the Kansas Invitational. Ricky Romano, Pablo Acuna, Jackie Lindsey and Stephen Jackson round out Houston's individual entries.

    Romano had a fourth-place showing at the Kansas Invitational and Acuna's best tournament came at the Mean Green Classic when he tied for second place, one shot in back of Irwin. Frazier tied for 54th place at the Mean Green Classic, and Lindsey is making his collegiate debut this weekend.

    The Duke University Golf Course is a 7,105-yard, par-72 course that was the site for the 1962 and 2001 NCAA Golf Championships. For tee times and up to the minute live results in the tournament, log onto www.golfstat.com.

     

     

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