Cougars dominate Miramont Invitational

2014 UH men's golf Miramont

BRYAN – What a tournament for the University of Houston men’s golf team.

The Cougars won the Miramont Invitational here Monday and Tuesday by an astonishing 16 strokes and had four players place in the top 10 to earn their first team title of the season.

“It was a pretty solid performance for us from top to bottom,” Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke said. “Any time you can put six players among the top-20 leaders, it’s been a successful week.”

It all started with senior All-American Roman Robledo.

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Robledo fired a 5-under 67 in the second round, tied for the low score of the tournament, to surge to a second-place finish [72-67—139]. It’s another strong showing for Robledo, who advanced to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur this summer in Atlanta.

“Roman had a long summer, so now he has had a little more rest and is fresh,” Dismuke said. “Golf doesn’t take a toll on you so much, but it can wear you mentally at times, and that makes it difficult to compete. He had a chance to recover and was relaxed and regained his focus for this tournament.”

Robledo’s round included six birdies and a bogey.

He finished one stroke back from Louis Kelly of Louisiana, who shot a 6-under 138 [69-69].

The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes to be played Monday and Tuesday but severe weather Monday cancelled the afternoon round.

The Sam Houston State men’s golf team finished in a four-way tie for fourth, led by senior Zach Cabra, who tied for fifth with a 3-under 141.

The Rice Owls surged to a fourth-place finish after moving up six places Tuesday.

Senior Joe Beck III fired a career-low with a 69 on Tuesday to earn his first top-20 finish of the season. Beck shot 2 over for the tournament.

Tommy Economou turned in a top-20 finish of his own after shooting a pair of 73s to finish 2 over.

The Houston Baptist men’s golf team moved into the top 10 Tuesday by cutting nine strokes off its opening-round score. Senior Preston Stanley helped lead that charge with a 3-under 69, as he finished in a tie for eighth.

UH Scores

1. Team: 11 under [285-280—565]

2. Roman Robledo: 5 under [72-67—139]

T3. Michael Perras: 4 under [70-70—140]

T10. Vincent Martino: 1 under [72-71—143]

T13. Kyle Pilgrim: Even [71-73—144]

T20. Blair Hamilton: 2 over [74-72—146]

T8. Emmett Oh: 2 under [71-71—142]*

T43. Papito Gonzalez: 7 over [75-76—151]*

T47. Matt Scobie: 8 over [75-77—152]*


Sam Houston State Scores

T4. Team: 12 over [290-298—588]

T5. Zach Cabra: 3 under [71-70—141]

T30. JT Taylor: 5 over [72-77—149]

T37. Andrew Ertel: 6 over [74-76—150]

T47. Klein Klotz: 8 over [73-79—152]

T47. Logan Boatner: 8 over [77-75—152]

T28. Jake McCrory: 4 over [75-73—148]*

T63. Dennis Reiner: 11 over [79-76—155]*


Rice Scores

T4. Team: 12 over [302-286—588]

T20. Tommy Economou: 2 over [73-73—146]

T20. Joe Beck III: 2 over [77-69—146]

T23. Kevin Reilly: 3 over [76-71—147]

T37. James Lee: 6 over [76-74—150]

T37. Mario Carmona: 6 over [77-73—150]

T23. Mitchell Meissner: 3 over [76-71—147]*

T30. Jeff Wibawa: 5 over [79-70—149]*

T63. Trey Johnson: 11 over [82-73—155]*


Houston Baptist Scores

T10. Team: 19 over [303-292—595]

T8. Preston Stanley: 2 under [73-69—142]

T30. Trey Cassity: 5 over [73-76—149]

T47. Brandon Wilhide: 8 over [80-72—152]

T63. Isaiah Huerta: 11 over [77-78-155]

T73. Jeffrey Merrell: 18 over [87-75—162]

T43. Raul Hernandez: 7 over [74-77-151]*





The win was the Cougars’ 10th under Dismuke. He becomes the third coach in program history to lead the Cougars to double-digit team titles, joining Dave Williams [342] and Mike Dirks [12].


Up Next

UH: The Cougars close out their fall season Oct. 27-28 at the Baylor Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.

SHSU: The Bearkats end their fall slate Oct. 20-21 at the New Mexico State Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Curces, N.M.

Rice: The Owls end their fall season at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 27-28.

HBU: The Huskies end their fall season at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 27-28.

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Owls place 12th in Louisana

David Toms Intercollegiate

BATON ROUGE, La. – It wasn’t the best tournament for the Rice men’s golf team, but the team managed a top 15 finish at the David Toms Intercollegiate here Sunday.

The Owls shot a three-round 939 [317-314-308].

“This one hurts a lot, but we have to put it behind us and prepare for Miramont,” head coach Justin Emil said. “That will be a good opportunity to bounce back.”

Senior Joel Beck III led the team with a 16-over 232 [80-78-74].

Tournament host LSU won team honors with a 27-over 891, while Tiger Benjamin Taylor claimed individual honors at 2 under.

Rice Scores

33. Joe Beck III: 16 over [80-78-74—232]

T40. Tommy Economou: 18 over [78-81-75—234]

T40. James Lee: 18 over [75-80-79—234]

50. Kevin Reilly: 21 over [83-77-77—237]

52. Mitchell Meissner: 23 over [84-78-77—239]

56. Mario Carmona: 26 over [81-79-82—242]


Up Next

Rice co-hosts the Miramont Invitational at Miramont Country Club Oct. 13-14 in Bryan.


Birdies plentiful in HBU’s fifth-place finish

2014 Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational

ERIE, Colo. – The Houston Baptist men’s golf team turned in a top-5 finish at the rain-shortened Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational on Tuesday.

The 54-hole tournament was cut short due to inclement weather, but that didn’t stop the Huskies from a solid finish.

HBU did it behind plenty of birdies.

Trey Cassity, Isaiah Huerta, and Preston Stanely combined for 16 birdies in what ended up being the final round.

Cassity’s 2-over 74 led HBU.

Tournament-host Colorado won the tournament with a 20-under 556. Colorado’s David Oraee won the tournament with a 13-under 131.

HBU Scores

T15. Trey Cassity: 1 under [69-74—143]

T15. Isaiah Huerta: 1 under [71-72—143]

T29. Preston Stanley: 3 over [74-73—147]

T39. Brandon Wilhide: 4 over [75-73—148]

T70: Raul Hernandez: 9 over [73-80—153]


Up Next

The Huskies return to tournament play Oct. 13-14 at the Miramont Invitational at Miramont Country Club in Bryan.

Sunday surge leads Cougars to third-place finish

Kyle Pilgrim Wolf Run
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – University of Houston senior Kyle Pilgrim and the UH men’s golf team didn’t let a weather delay and strong winds disrupt a Sunday surge up the leaderboard.

Following a Saturday weather delay that halted action, the Cougars made a strong push up the leaderboard at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate at Wolf Run Golf Club to finish in solo third.

The Cougars shot a three-day 47-over 899 [296-301-302].

UH was led by its senior, who posted a 4-over 75 on Sunday to finish in a tie for sixth. Pilgrim’s finish was the best of the season and his six top 10 of his career.

His three-day 209 at Wolf Run was one stroke shy of his career-best 208, which he shot at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic in September 2013.

Illinois took the top team honors after posting a 7-over 859 [285-287-287].

UH Scores

T6. Kyle Pilgrim: 6 over [71-73-75—219]

16. Blair Hamilton: 11 over [75-75-74—224]

T24. Michael Perras: 15 over [74-76-78—228]

T30. Roman Robledo: 17 over [76-77-77-230]

T30. Vincent Martino: 17 over [77-77-76—230]

Final Results

Up Next

The Cougars head to Miramont Golf Club in Bryan for the Miramont Intercollegiate on Oct. 13-14.


Aggie golf shoots 3 under in second round of regionals

From Staff Reports

Auburn Regional

Course: Auburn University Club Auburn Regional - Day 2

Par: 72

Yards: 7,254

AUBURN, Ala. – Sam Houston State’s Klein Klotz birdied two of his final three holes to shoot 1 under Friday and move to 3 over in the NCAA Auburn Regional.

The Bearkats shot 15-over 303 as a team and fell to 11th overall in the tournament. No. 1-ranked Alabama leads the tournament a 5 under, 15 shots better than second place Auburn.

Klotz birdied the par-4 sixth and par-5 seventh then coasted in with two pars to shoot 71.

Teammate Zach Cabra, who shot 1 under in Thursday’s opener, fired a 3-over 75 that included four bogeys and a birdie. Albert Miner shot 5 over, Logan Boatner and Andrew Johnson shot 8 over.

The top four scores from each team count towards the team’s overall score.

SHSU Overall Day 2

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Eugene Regional

Course: Eugene Country Club Eugene Regional - Day 2

Par: 70

Yards: 6,990

EUGENE, Ore. – The 10th-ranked Houston Cougars men’s golf team shot a 13-over 293 to remain in a tie for fifth at the NCAA Eugene Regional.

The Cougars are tied with North Florida, which shot a 17-over 297.

No. 3 Stanford shot 2 over on the day to remain at 2 under for the tournament. The Cardinals lead Oklahoma by nine shots after the Sooners shot 7 over.

Houston’s James Ross and Curtis Reed each shot 2 over to pace the Cougars on Friday.

Roman Robledo shot 4 over, Kyle Pilgrim, who shot 1 under on Thursday, fired a 5-over 75, and Wesley McClain shot 6 over.

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Raleigh Regional

Course: Lonnie Poole Golf Course Raleigh Regional - Day 2

Par: 71

Yardage: 7,213

RALEIGH, N.C. – After a rain delay halted Thursday’s play, the Texas A&M men’s golf team fired a first-round 284, then turned around and shot a 3-under 281 in Round 2 to move into fourth place at the NCAA Raleigh Regional on Friday.

The Aggies are a whopping 21 shots behind first place Georgia Tech, which fired a second round 12-under 272. Georgia Tech holds a commanding 16-shot lead over second place Washington, which shot 6 under on Friday.

Sophomore Andrew Lister led the Aggies with a 2-under 69, which included a back 9 32 in which he started eagle-birdie. Lister birdied holes 5 and 6 en route to his bogey-free final nine.

Greg Yates shot his second straight 1-under round, which included five birdies, two bogeys and a double.

Adria Arnaus fired a 1-under round of his own, Ben Crancer shot 1 over and Johannes Veerman shot 3 over.

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Johannes Veerman-A&M-Day 2