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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Golf

Cougars moving up


Sophomore Curtis Reed has helped put the Cougars in the position for their first top-three finish of the spring.  |  Courtesy of UH Athletics

Sophomore Curtis Reed has helped put the Cougars in the position for their first top-three finish of the spring. | Courtesy of UH Athletics

After one day and two rounds of play, the Cougars are in third place at the Rice Invitational.

The Cougars head into today’s final round one-stroke up on fourth place schools Wichita State and Louisiana Tech, and six back of leader Northwestern.

Sophomore Jesse Droemer and freshman Roman Robledo are leading the way for the Cougars. Both are currently in the top seven on the individual leaderboard.

Droemer is tied for seventh. He shot a 73 in the opening round with two bogeys, and posted a 71 in the second round with two birdies.

Robledo opened with a 69 in the first round. He was at -4 heading into the final hole of the first round on the strength of four birdies, but bogeyed the final hole to finish the round -3.

His play was less consistent in the second round. He birdied three holes, but also shot five bogeys to finish the round with a 74 (+2).

Also competing for the Cougars are freshman Kyle Pilgrim, sophomore Curtis Reed and junior James Ross.

Ross is in 32nd place after shooting a 75 in the first round and following that with a 73.

Reed shot a 74 in the opening round, but fell to 46th place after shooting a 76 in the second round.

Pilgrim is tied with Reed for 46th place after shooting a 77 in the first round, but bouncing back a 73 in the second round.

Play resumes at 8 a.m. at Westwood Country Club.

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