UH Golf to play in U.S. Collegiate Championships

McIntosh Enters Tournament as Cougars' Leading Performer.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Houston golf team continues its spring season Friday when it competes during the first day of the U.S. Collegiate Championships.

The Cougars, who come into the tournament after placing ninth at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate on March 25-26, join nine other schools on the 7,138-yard, par-72 course at the Tucson National Golf Course. The first 18 holes begin at 8:30 a.m. (Central) with the remaining 36 holes to be played over the next two days.

UH meets Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, UNLV, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU and host Arizona in the event.

In the Cougars' last tournament, sophomore Brad McIntosh, the 2001 Conference USA Tournament individual champion, fired a 9-over-par 222 to tie for 13th and lead all UH golfers. It marked the third time in the last four tournaments that the Wollongong, Australia, native led the Cougars in scoring.

Junior Simon Robinson, the C-USA Golfer of the Month in October, tops the Cougars with a 73.4 scoring average, nearly one stroke better than his closest competitor on the team. In addition, Robinson earned the Cougars' only other top-10 individual finish with a seventh-place showing at the Red River Classic on Oct. 8-9.

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