Men's Golf Finishes 14th at Golf World Invitational
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Nov. 7) - The University of Houston golf team finished in 14th place among a prestigious field of 18 teams in its final tournament of the 1999 fall season Sunday afternoon at the Golf World Intercollegiate Invitational in Hilton Head South, Carolina. Houston shot a steady two-under par 286 Sunday to finish the 54-hole tournament with a team total of 859 strokes. UH was five shots under par for the three days but the Cougars were a full 22 shots behind tournament champion Georgia (837, -27).
Houston was led in the tournament by senior Chris Morris, who completed the three rounds at the 6,651-yard Arthur Hills Course in Palmetto Dunes with a four-par total of 212 strokes. The senior from Tyler, Texas, shot a team-best 69 on Sunday to tie for 20th overall in an 89-player field. Morris was nine shots behind individual champion Erik Compton of Georgia (203, -13). Cougar junior Andy Sanders tied for 25th overall with a three-under par 213.
With the completion of its fall schedule, the Cougar golf team will return to competition in February of next year. Houston opens the spring at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Honolulu, Hawaii.
GOLF WORLD/Palmetto Dunes 1999 Arthur Hills at Palmetto Hilton Head, SC Tournament Dates: 11/05 - 11/07