Monday, June 7, 1999
Houston, Texas
Volume 64, Issue 146


About the Cougar

UH golfers finish tied for eighth for second consecutive year at NCAA championships

By Jason Caesar Consolacion
Sports Editor

The UH golf team tied for eighth place at the 1999 NCAA Men's Golf Championships played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. The team's performance allowed it to capture its third consecutive top-10 national finish with a final-round score of 300.

UH is one of only four teams in the nation to finish in the top 10 in each of the past three years. The Cougars, who also tied for eighth last year, finished with a 72-hole score of 47-over-par 1,199.

The University of Georgia won the team title by three strokes over third-round leader Oklahoma State. As a team, the Bulldogs shot a 5-over-par 293 Saturday to finish at 28-over-par 1,180.

Northwestern was third, five strokes behind OSU, while Washington posted the lowest round of the day, a 2-over-par 290, and climbed to fourth.

Arizona State, UNLV and BYU finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Clemson dropped from fourth to eighth after a final-round score of 306.

UH junior B.J. Staten led the Cougars on Saturday with a 1-under-par 71. It was the first sub-par round of the NCAAs by a Cougar golfer. The impressive round allowed Staten to move into a tie for 23rd in the individual standings for a four-day total of 12-over-par 300.

Mike Brennan also finished tied for 23rd after a final-round score of 79. Sophomore Andy Sanders fired a 2-over-par 74 Saturday and ended tied for 39th at 14-over-par 302. Victor Schwamkrug compiled a 76 in the last round and tied for 47th at 16-over 304. Freshman Wade Ormsby entered the final round with a 79 Saturday and finished the tournament at 18-over-par 306.

Northwestern's Luke Donald shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to win NCAAs individual honors by three strokes over Troy Kelly of Washington and Ryuji Imada of Georgia.

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