Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 133


 
 









 

UH swingers finish in fourth at ASU

By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff

The UH men's golf team posted its strongest showing of the season with a fourth-place finish at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational this weekend.

The tournament field consisted of 22 teams, including the No. 4 Texas Longhorns.

Arizona State won its own tournament, turning in a 25-under-par score of 839 to beat the Longhorns by six strokes.

Houston finished the first round in a tie for third place. In the second round, the Cougars turned in the second lowest score of the day. The Cougars experienced some trouble in the third round, when junior Wade Ormsby was the only team member to score under par.

Ormsby paced the Cougars, finishing tied for 11th place with a 6-under-par score of 210. Ormsby, a former Conference USA Freshman of the Year, has been a steady contributor for the Cougars this season and will be counted on heavily during the next few weeks.

Freshman Brad McIntosh continued his sensational play, finishing with a 4-under-par 212. McIntosh finished in a tie for 18th place.

McIntosh led the Cougars last week with his 10th-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate. McIntosh is making a strong bid to be the third Cougar in four years to become the C-USA Freshman of the Year.

Senior All-American Andy Sanders came out of his recent slump, turning in a 3-under-par score of 213, good for 24th place. Sanders still leads the Cougars with a scoring average of 71.1 strokes per round.

Sanders struggled this season but seems to be returning to form. Houston will need the two-time C-USA Player of the Year to do even better if it hopes to do well in postseason play.

Sophomore Brett Callas gave the Cougars solid play with his 2-under-par 214, which put him in a tie for 29th. Sophomore Simon Robinson struggled, turning in a 10-over-par 224 for the tournament.

The Cougars' next competition is this weekend, when they attempt to defend their title at the 2001 C-USA Championship Tournament in Navarre, Fla. April 23-25.
 

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