UH Golf Team Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships

AUBURN, Ala. (June 3) -- Houston senior Chris Morris shot an impressive 66 in the final round of competition to lead Houston into a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championship played at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at the Grand National Golf Club in Auburn, Ala. With that finish, University of Houston posts its highest finish at the championships since winning the title in 1985.

Morris, a native of Tyler, Texas, posted his best round of the tournament with a six under par 66 Sunday to finish second place individually and help pace UH to a team score of 272 in the final round of play. Houston finished the tournament with a -30 under total of 1125 strokes, 6 shots behind team champion Georgia Tech (1116, -36) and runner-up Oklahoma State. Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State remained tied after the fourth round, but the Cowboys managed to win the team title in a one-hole play-off. The Cougars were just four shots away from third-place Arizona (1118, -34).

Houston's 272 Sunday was definitely a team effort. Junior Andy Sanders shot a six under par 66 to finish tied for seventh place. Also, James Edmondson completed his tournament play tied for 41st .

FINAL TEAM RESULTS - 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Championships; Auburn, Ala.

PL  Team              Scores
1  Oklahoma State     281-276-275-284*  1116 
   Georgia Tech       280-282-278-276   1116
3  Arizona            286-289-269-274   1118
4  Houston            284-289-277-272   1122
5  Texas              272-286-277-290   1125
*-- Won play-off for team title.

Final Individual Leaders & Houston Scores
PL  Individual                  Scores
1   Charles Howell, Okla. St.   67-66-63-69 265
2   Chris Morris, Houston       71-69-67-66 273
t7  Andy Sanders, Houston       74-70-67-66 277
t41 James Edmondson, Houston    70-75-73-70 288
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