Junior rewarded for performance in UH win

Rising from the ashes of a disappointing finish in Wayzata, Minn., two weeks ago, James Ross led UH to a tie for first place Tuesday at the Fighting Irish Grid Iron Classic in South Bend, Ind.

The junior transfer from Michigan State was honored as the Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. Freshman Roman Robledo also had a strong performance, earning 11th place to help seal the Cougars’ victory.

“It was a great win for us,” head coach Jonathan Dismuke said. “This win is hopefully the first of many.”

Through wind and rain, Ross dug in on the final 18 and shot a team-low 69 to claim second place overall.

Winning at Notre Dame was a monumental turnaround for several golfers who were playing in their first tournament, which was hosted by The University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers, finished in 12th place, which called for coach Dismuke to address issues.

That trust paid off for the Cougars.

UH returns to action Oct. 16 at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio.

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