M.Golf Opens Spring at AAI (Finish 5th)


(Patrick) #1

Free Admission and they’re still looking for volunteers

Lineup
Papito Gonzalez
Michael Perras
George Gardner
Matt Williams
Pryce Beshoory

Alan De Bondt (Ind.)
Tony Gil (Ind.)
Alexander Frances (Ind.)
Zach Tracy (Ind.)

Time
Friday, Feb. 16 • 18 holes
8:30 a.m. split-tee start

Saturday, Feb. 17 • 18 holes
8:30 a.m. split-tee start

Sunday, Feb. 18 • 18 holes
8 a.m. split-tee start

Location
Golf Club of Houston
Humble, Texas
7,096 yards • Par 72

TEAM FIELD
The Cougars will compete in a 18-team field with four of those among the top 50 in the latest Golfstat national rankings.

The field includes Houston, Rice, No. 8 Auburn, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 34 South Carolina, No. 47 Mississippi, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Georgia State, Lamar, McNeese, North Texas, Sam Houston State, SMU, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana and UTSA.


(Patrick) #2

Live Scoring: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=13487


(Patrick) #3

#4

Tied for 1st place with ranked Auburn. We’re ahead of four other ranked teams. It’s our home course, but it’s a good sign that we are playing well.


(Patrick) #5

It is. Coogs struggled early last year and the fall wasn’t promising. Hopefully, they can keep this up over the weekend.


(Patrick) #6

(Patrick) #7

HOUSTON LEADERS

t2. Papito Gonzalez 67 67 -5
t11. Michael Perras 69 69 -3
t11. George Gardner 69 69 -3
t11. Matt Williams 69 69 -3
t31. Alexander Frances (Ind.) 71 71 -1
t62. Tony Gil (Ind.) 74 74 +2
t62. Zach Tracy (Ind.) 74 74 +2
t70. Pryce Beshoory 75 75 +3
t78. Alan De Bondt (Ind.) 76 76 +4


(Patrick) #8

Day 2 Scoreboard:

http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=13487


(Patrick) #9

Coogs shoot Even on Day 2 and sit in 3rd, sandwiched by all 5 ranked teams. Auburn leads Baylor by 13 strokes while the Coogs are 17 back.


#10

Auburn shot -17 for the 2nd round. They are way ahead of the pack.


(Patrick) #11

(Patrick) #12

Coogs finish 5th…behind 4 ranked teams but ahead of 13 Wake Forest. Solid weekend to begin the spring.


(Patrick) #13

(Patrick) #14

HOUSTON LEADERS
t14. Papito Gonzalez 67 72 72 211 -5
t17. Michael Perras 69 72 71 212 -4
t25. Matt Williams 69 72 72 213 -3
t28. Zach Tracy (Ind.) 74 73 67 214 -2
t28. George Gardner 69 72 73 214 -2
t44. Alexander Frances (Ind.) 71 71 74 216 E
t64. Alan De Bondt (Ind.) 76 75 71 222 +6
t76. Tony Gil (Ind.) 74 75 76 225 +9
t80. Pryce Beshoory 75 80 72 227 +11


#15

A disappointing finish on our home course after a good start. Auburn was awesome. Nearly all the ranked teams finished ahead of us. I’ve noticed that rankings in golf are more accurate than most people realize. Some teams have the talent and some don’t and we fall somewhere in between.


#16

Fifth player hurt us. One of our alts played very well and would have helped team score a lot. We do not have the depth yet where 4 and/or 5 spots are consistent.


(itcoog) #17

Do you guys think we are in a rut asa golf program? We had momentum early but now we seem to be avg.


#18

It depends on what we define as a rut. On the positive side CJD has us competing in the NCAA Regionals every year since 2012 and the NCAA Championship tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2016. CJD was instrumental in getting the Golf Club of Houston as our home course. UH men finished #19, #26 and #10 in the final rankings between 2014-2016. We have a women’s golf program since his arrival.

The negative is that we have won only ONE conference championship during his tenure, but in golf it doesn’t matter as much since the top few finishers are invited to the NCAA Regionals.

Overall we are a better program than the immediate years prior to his coming to Houston. As a program, we are more improved than many of our other programs during the past 8-9 years since he’s been the head coach.

The UH golf program has won 16 national titles in its history and the bar of expectation is set very high; that said, I believe we’re an above average to good program that hopefully will continue to improve over time and become a force once again in the NCAA.