Junior Wesley McClain
Oct. 12, 2012
|LONE STAR INVITATIONAL|
|Time|| 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14 18 holes (split tees)
8:30 a.m. Oct. 15 18 holes (split tees)
8 a.m. Oct. 16 18 holes (shotgun start)
|Location|| Hill Country Resort Golf Club
San Antonio, Texas
6,931 yards Par 72
|Team Field|| Houston, UTSA (host), Arizona,
Central Arkansas, Denver, Houston Baptist,
Illinois State, New Mexico State, North Texas,
Rice, Sacramento State, Southern Miss,
Stephen F. Austin, Texas State and Utah Valley
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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The University of Houston Golf team wraps up its fall season when it tees off at the Lone Star Invitational, starting Sunday morning at Hill Country Resort Golf Club.
For the second straight event, the Cougars will use the same starting lineup with one addition. Juniors Curtis Reed, Jesse Droemer and Wesley McClain join sophomores Roman Robledo and Kyle Pilgrim.
Robledo, Droemer and Reed are the only competitors to play in all three tournaments to date with McClain's 72.00 scoring average and three rounds of par or better leading the team.
Freshman Vincent Martino will make his collegiate debut after an award-winning prep career at Southlake Carroll High. He will compete as an individual with his score not counting toward the team total.
"The guys are more relaxed. They just believe in themselves more and have committed to their decisions," head coach Jonathan Dismuke said. "It also doesn't hurt that we seem to be making an extra putt or two here and there."
Competing on the 6,931-yard, par-72 course, the Cougars square off against Arizona, Central Arkansas, Denver, Houston Baptist, Illinois State, New Mexico State, North Texas, Rice, Sacramento State, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, Utah Valley and host UTSA.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes each day. Teams will tee off holes No.1 and No. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Tuesday with an 8 a.m., shotgun start slated for the final round Tuesday.
LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars enter this tournament after finishing in a tie for second with UNC Wilmington at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic earlier this week. Reed, Droemer and McClain finished among the tournament's top-20 individual leaders with Reed and Droemer tying for ninth to lead Houston.
It was the program's third straight top-three team finish to open the fall season. In addition, the Cougars have posted 13 top-20 individual finishes after finishing with 18 during the entire 2012-13 season.
"This has been a fun semester," Dismuke said. "We have played in the final group several times this year, and we have worked really hard to get to this point. I would love for the fall season to continue, but it's a long year. The offseason gives us time to make some adjustments and fine-tune some things."
Following the Lone Star Invitational, the Cougars will compete as individuals at the HBU Husky Invitational on Oct. 22-23 at Quail Valley Golf Club in Missouri City, Texas. Dismuke has not announced the lineup for that event.
That will be the final tournament of the fall for the Cougars. Houston returns to action Feb. 22-24 when it joins with Rice as co-hosts of the Redstone Collegiate Championships at Redstone Golf Club.