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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Rice hires new assistant golf coach

Clay Bounds of Mississippi State has joined the Rice University men’s golf program, the school announced Monday.

Clay Bounds
Clay Bounds

Bounds, who will serve as an assistant under head coach Justin Emil, comes to Rice after spending the 2012-13 season as a student assistant at Mississippi State.

“I am excited to add Clay to the Rice golf family,” Emil told “He brings some solid coaching experience from his time at Mississippi State and is an excellent player also. I know Clay will fit right in at Rice and help us reach our potential as a golf program.”

Bounds joined as a student assistant at Mississippi State golf team a season after playing on the team and earning his degree in accounting. As a player, Bounds averaged a 75.67 stroke average over 15 rounds. He qualified for the SEC Championship, where he finished 56th.

Bounds began his collegiate career at Meridian Community College in Mississippi. In 2008, he was named the outstanding freshman of the year.


Rice jumps one spot in final round of Invitational

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Rice men’s golf team jumped up one spot in the standings in the final day of the Ram Masters

Mario Carmona
Mario Carmona

Invitational at Fort Collins Country Club here Tuesday.

The Owls fired a final day 290, their best round of the tournament, to finish in solo seventh place. Freshman Mario Carmona shot a career-best with a 69 to finish in a tie for 18th. Carmona topped his best after shooting 69 in the second round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate on Sept. 8.

Related: Rice men in eighth in Colorado

Sophomore Kevin Reilly turned in a top-10 performance with a 5-over 215 [73-72-70].

Tournament host Colorado State won the team title with a 15-over 855, while Wyoming’s Drew McCullough won individual medalist honors.

Rice Scores

T9. Kevin Reilly: 5 over [73-72-70—215]

T18. Mario Carmona: 8 over [74-76-68—218]

T37. Jeff Wibawa: 12 over [70-75-77—222]

T46. James Lee: 14 over [78-71-75—224]

T70. Mitchell Meissner: 25 over [79-75-81—235]


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Kevin Reilly has three top-10 finishes in his past four tournaments dating back to the 2014 Conference USA Championship.

Up Next

Rice returns to action Oct. 4-5 at the David Toms Intercollegiate at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La.

Rice men in eighth in Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Rice men’s golf team shot 28 over in the 36-hole opening day of the Ram Masters Intercollegiate at Fort Collins Country Club here Monday.

The Owls are in eighth place after shooting 588 [295-293].

Senior Jeff Wibawa and Kevin Reilly led the way for Rice with a 5-over 140.

Wibawa fired an even par 70 in his opener, which included an eagle on the par 5 first.

Host Colorado State leads the tournament after shooting 10-over 570 and leads Denver by five shots.

Rice Scores

T16. Jeff Wibawa: 5 over [70-75—145]

T16. Kevin Reilly: 5 over [73-72—145]

T42. James Lee: 9 over [78-71—149]

T45. Mario Carmona: 10 over [74-76—150]

T58. Mitchell Meissner: 14 over [79-75—154]


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Up Next

The Owls tee off for the final round at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with Sacramento State and Wyoming.

Area colleges teeing up 2014-15 seasons

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Cougars place fifth at Northern Intercollegiate

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Junior Vincent Martino had quite the showing at the Northern Intercollegiate here Sept. 5-7. Vincent Martino

Martino led the Cougars to a fifth-place finish in their first tournament of the season after posting three straight par or better days on his way to a second-place finish. Martino, a Southlake, Texas, native, shot 1 under [72-71-72—215] for the tournament, three shots behind winner Zach Seabolt of Winthrop [S.C.] University. Martino made an early surge up the leaderboard Sunday with birdies on the front 9, but suffered consecutive bogeys on the backside.

As a team, the Cougars placed fifth in their first tournament since placing 10th at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in the spring. The team was in a tie for fourth following a 294 on the first day [only the top four scores count towards the team score], but failed to make up any ground the following two days to finish at a 33-over 894 [294-299-301].

Other UH scores:

T11 Blair Hamilton, 6 over [70-78-74—222]

T32 Michael Perras, 13 over [78-77-74—229]

T38 Ben Arnett, 15 over [72-80-79—231]

T53. Kyle Pilgrim 19 over [80-79-76—235]

T55. Roman Robledo 20 over [85-71-80—236]

Top 10:

  1. #13 Virigina, 15 over [297-296-286—879]
  2. Winthrop, 18 over [285-302-295—882]
  3. Ohio State, 28 over [290-304-298-892]
  4. Purdue, 29 over [293-298-302—893]
  5. Houston, 30 over [294-299-301—894]
  6. Louisville, 33 over [296-306-295—897]
  7. Marquette, 40 over [298-299-307—904]
  8. Ball State, 41 over [294-311-300—905]
  9. North Texas, 47 over [304-301-306—911]
  10. #18 UCF, 55 over [299-310-310—919]

Up Next:

Wolf Run Intercollegiate, Sept. 20-21, hosted by the University of Indiana at Wolf Run Golf Club


Sam Houston State

Bearkats begin season Sept. 8-9 at Southern Miss Sam Hall Intercollegiate at Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Check back for updates on the tournament.


Texas A&M

Aggies earn dual victory over Princeton

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Texas A&M opened its season with a dual victory over Princeton here Sunday.

The Aggies, behind a trio of even par rounds, shot a 1-over 289 to defeat Princeton’s 34-over 322.

A&M is coming off a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in the spring.


Ben Crancer, even par 72

Cameron Champ, even par 72

Adria Amaus, even par 72

Andrew Paysse, 1-over 73

Andrew Lister, 2-over 74

Connor Black, 4-over 76

Up Next:

The Aggies head to the Fighting Illini Invitational Sept. 12-14 in Olympia Fields, Ill.



Owls open season today in Mississippi

The Owls will join Sam Houston State at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg, Miss., today to open their season.

Rice is the defending Conference USA champions and returns nine players from last season, including C-USA Freshman of the Year Kevin Reilly.

Check back for updates.


Prairie View A&M

Panthers open season Sept. 14-16

Prairie View begins its 2014-15 season at the MVSU Classic in Greenville, Miss., Sept. 14-16.


Texas Southern

Tigers travel to Georgia for season-opening tournament

Texas Southern opens its season at the Black College Hall of Fame Tournament in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27-30.