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Saturday, September 23, 2023


Scobie earns third consecutive top-10 finish

After flirting with the top spot on day one, freshman golfer Matt Scobie earned his third straight top-10 finish at the Rice Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Westwood Golf Club.

Scobie finished eighth with a 218 total score after finishing off the fall with a fifth-place finish at the Sam Houston State/Harold Funston Invitational on Oct. 8 and ninth at the HBU Husky Invitational on Oct. 1.

“I knew I was playing well coming into this week,” Scobie said. “Our preparation this offseason was good. We put in a lot of hard work. I knew this was a course that set up well for me.”

After opening the final 18 holes with a birdie, Scobie had an up-and-down round with six bogeys and four more birdies. He also completed seven pars.

The Cougars’ only other contestant, freshman Emmett Oh tied for No. 29 with a 227. UTSA captured the team title with 875 while Old Dominion golfer Jamison Randall won the individual crown by shooting a five-under-par 211. The Cougars didn’t compete as a team.

But an individual title wasn’t the goal. Assistant coach Chris Hill said getting their freshmen more time on the course was more important.

“We use this tourney to help our freshmen get experience and rounds under their belt,” Hill said. “We get to see them act under pressure and react under pressure.”

The Cougars will compete as a team Friday for the Bayou City Collegiate Championship at Redstone Golf Club.

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