UH tees off season at Minnesota tournament
The Cougars start their fall season with the seventh annual Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Club on Sunday.
“It’s an exciting time of the year,” head coach Jonathan Dismuke said. “It’s our first event. The guys have been working really hard.
“It’s an avenue for us to showcase our ability. The main thing is to go up there and get prepared and do the things that we need to do to be successful.”
The Cougars starting lineup will feature sophomores Curtis Reed, Wesley McClain, Jesse Droemer, junior James Ross and freshman Roman Robledo.
Reed, McClain, Ross and Robledo qualified for the tournament and Droemer was chosen by Dismuke.
“It’s a very traditional golf course, tree line, there are a lot of roughs,” Dismuke said. “There’s going to be a premium on driving the ball. The green speeds are one of the things you hear a lot about at Spring Hill Golf Club. The greens are going to be really, really fast. There’s a lot of slope. We’ll have to factor that into the decision a lot.”
The tournament will be the first starts as Cougars for Ross, who transferred from Michigan State, and Robledo. It will be Robledo’s first time to play outside of Texas.
“That will be a good learning experience for him and help him with his overall development,” Dismuke said.
Dismuke said he isn’t worried about the field, just the Cougars playing well.
“We’ve put a lot of emphasis on controlling things we have control over,” he said. “We didn’t get to choose who’s going to be in that field, but luckily they’ve invited us.
“We’re going to go up there and do what we can to put our best foot forward.”