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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Golf

UH competes against top-ranked schools


Curtis Reed finished tied for 55th at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational. The Cougars finished 12th in the 16-team field.  |  Courtesy of UH Athletics

Curtis Reed finished tied for 55th at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational. The Cougars finished 12th in the 16-team field. | Courtesy of UH Athletics

In a field featuring eight schools ranked in the top 50 by Golfweek, the Cougars finished play Monday in 12th place at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational.

No. 1 Texas tied host No. 43 Augusta State for first, shooting 26-under.

The Cougars shot three-over a team, one stroke ahead of No. 16 Clemson.

Junior James Ross led the Cougars, finishing eighth overall individually.

Ross improved his score in each round, opening with a 71 and closing with second- and third-round scores of 69 and 68, respectively.

Ross birdied six holes in his final round.

Ross has had a strong spring for the Cougars, finishing tied for 16th at the Border Olympics, tied for sixth at the Louisiana Classic and tied for ninth at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Freshman Roman Robledo finished tied for 34th place, and sophomore Curtis Reed tied for 55th.

The Cougars also sent two golfers, sophomore Bryn Flanagan and senior Eric Adler, to the Jim West Intercollegiate.

After two rounds, Flanagan is tied for 10th and Adler is tied for 32nd in the 69-golfer field.

The final round continues today from Victoria Country Club.

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