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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Aggies, Cougars advance to NCAA Championships

Auburn Regional

Course: Auburn University Club

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,254

AUBURN, Ala. – Despite a final round 2-under 286, the Sam Houston State men’s golf team fell short of a qualifying berth to the NCAA Championships here Saturday. Auburn Regional

The Bearkats, who shot a three-day 889, missed one of the Auburn Regional’s five championship berths by five shots. The appearance marked Sam Houston’s first in an NCAA Regional since 1987.

Top-ranked Alabama, Kennesaw State, Auburn, Virginia Tech, and Texas qualified for the NCAA Championships. The stroke differential from the third-place team, Auburn, and Sam Houston’s 11th place finish was 11 shots.

Alabama won the regional by a whopping 22 strokes. The 2013 NCAA champion team shot an 11-under 853 (287-284-282) to destroy the field. Second-place Kennesaw State fired an 11-over 875 (297-291-287), including a final round 1 under.

Bearkat Klein Klotz caught fire on his final 11 holes in the finale and placed third overall. After playing his first seven at even par—with two bogeys, two birdies, and three pars—Klotz shot 6-under 66, including a 5-under 31 on the back 9.

Klotz made back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes 2-4, then birdied the par-5 7th and par-4 9th.

Klotz’s 3 under (76-71-66) finish is the best in program history.

SHSU Auburn Regional


Eugene Regional

Course: Eugene Country Club

Par: 70

Yardage: 6,990

EUGENE, Ore. – It’s been 13 years, but the University of Houston men’s golf team is headed back to the NCAA Championships. Eugene leaderboard-Day 3

The Cougars carded a three-day 875 (290-293-292) to place fourth overall here at the Eugene Regional on Saturday to qualify for the nation’s top golf tournament.

10th-ranked UH broke away from a fifth-place tie with South Carolina to claim the solo fourth spot.

Roman Robledo and Curtis Reed led the Cougars with a pair of 5-over 215 rounds. Robledo (72-74-69) fired his best round of the tournament with a 1-under 69 on Sunday, and Reed (72-72-71) fired a 1-over 71. The pair finished in a tie for eighth overall.

Kyle Pilgrim (69-75-78) fired a 12-over 222 and James Ross (80-72-74) shot a 16-over 226.

Wesley McClain shot 21-over 231 (77-76-78).

No. 3 Stanford edged out Oregon for top honors at the regional with an overall 853 (276-282-295). The 40th-ranked Ducks shot 854 (289-280-285).

Oklahoma finished third and South Carolina took the fifth spot.

Eugene Regional


Raleigh Regional

Course: Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State

Par: 71

Yardage: 7,213


RALEIGH, N.C. – Make it seven straight NCAA Championship appearances for the Texas A&M men’s golf program. Texas A&M Raleigh Regional

The Aggies, behind a final round even par, finished 3-under 849 (284-281-284) to finish in third place at the Raleigh Regional on Saturday.

Adria Arnaus led the way for the Aggies with a 5-under 66 in the final round. Arnaus played a bogey-free 18 that included five birdies, including the first two holes, and 13 pars.

Arnaus shot 6 under for the tournament to finish in a tie for third and four shots off top medalist honors.

Fellow Aggie Greg Yates fired a 1-over 72, which included four bogeys and three birdies. Yates shot 1-under 212 for the tournament (70-70-72) to finish in the top 10.

Ben Crancer fired a 4-over 75 for a three-day 218 (71-72-75). Andrew Lister shot a final round 2-over 73 to finish with a 2-over 215 (73-69-73).

Johannes Veerman shot a final round 73, as well. Veerman shot 6-over 219 (72-74-73).



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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Andrew Lister-A&M-Day 2




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Johannes Veerman-A&M-Day 2



Cougars’ Pilgrim fires 1 under in NCAA regional opener

From Staff Reports

The NCAA regional men’s golf tournaments began across the country Thursday, and three tournaments featured Houston-based teams: Sam Houston State at the Auburn Regional, the Houston Cougars at the Eugene Regional, and Texas A&M at the Raleigh Regional.

The three-day, 54-hole tournaments run through Saturday, and the top five teams and low individuals not on those teams will advance to the NCAA finals, held May 223-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.


NCAA Auburn Regional 

Course: Auburn University Club Auburn Regional - Day 1

Par: 72

Yardage: 7, 254

AUBURN, Ala. – Zach Cabra fired a 1-under 71 to lead the Sam Houston State University men’s golf team here in the opening day of the NCAA Auburn Regional Thursday.

The Bearkats shot 12-over 300 as a team to tie U.C. Davis for ninth place.

Cabra fired a 2-under 34 on the front 9, with two bogeys and four birdies, including back-to-back birdies on holes 6 and 7.

SHSU’s Logan Boatner and Klein Klotz shot a 4-over 76, Albert Miner shot a 5-over 77, and Andrew Johnson shot a 12-over 84.

The top four individual scores are taken to compile the team’s score.

Top-ranked Alabama leads the three-day tournament after firing 1-under 287 as a team. No. 13 Texas shot 5-over 293 for second place and No. 23 Auburn shot 6-over 293 for third.

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Albert Miner-SHSU-Day1

Andrew Johnson-SHSU-Day1

NCAA Eugene Regional

Course: Eugene Country Club Eugene Regional – Day 1

Par: 70

Yardage: 6,990

EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 10 Houston Cougars men’s golf team fired a 10-over 290 to place sixth overall after the first day at the NCAA Eugene Regional.

Kyle Pilgrim shot a 1-under 69 to lead the Cougars, who trail first place Stanford by 14 shots. Pilgrim’s round included a even par 34 on the front 9 before firing a 1-under 35 on the back nine with birdies on 11 and 13.

Houston’s Roman Robledo and Curtis Reed each shot 2-over 72 rounds, and Wesley McClain shot 7-over 77. James Ross fired a 10-over 80.

No. 3 Stanford leads No. 15 Oklahoma by four shots, which shot an even par 280. No. 22 South Carolina and North Florida shot a pair of 6-over 286.

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James Ross-UH-Day1



NCAA Raleigh Regional

Course: Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State Raleigh Regional – Day 1

Par: 71

Yardage: 7,213

RALEIGH, N.C. – Play was halted here in the opening day of the NCAA Raleigh Regional due to weather.

The Texas A&M men’s golf team and tournament will continue Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Round 2 following 30 minutes following each group’s completion of Round 1.

The 20th-ranked Aggies are 3 under for the round and in a three-way tie for third place with No. 41 Texas Tech and No. 44 Wake Forest.

Through 13 holes, Greg Yates leads the Aggies at 2-under, which includes two birdies on holes 1 and 2—Yates and the Aggies started their round on the back 9.

Ben Crancer is 1-under through 14, Adria Arnaus and Johannes Veerman are even through 15, and Andrew Lister is 1 over 14.

No. 5 Georgia Tech leads at 14 under, while No. 8 Washington is 10 under. South Alabama is 5 under.

Greg Yates-A&M-Day1 Johannes Veerman-A&M-Day1 Adria Arnaus-A&M-Day1 Andrew Lister-A&M-Day1 Ben Crancer-A&M-Day1