Golfers head to Austin for tournament
Cougar Sports Services
The UH golf team returns to action today during first- and second-round
action at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the Austin Country Club
First-round action will begin around 8:30 a.m. today with the second
round slated to start at 1 p.m. The tournament will conclude with the final
holes beginning at 8 a.m Tuesday.
Houston joins a prestigious group on the 6,906-yard, par-72 course,
including host Texas, Brigham Young, Fresno State, New Mexico, North
Florida, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Southern
California, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M, Texas Christian and
The Cougars are no strangers to the tournament, having racked up nine
team titles and six individual championships in the event's 36-year
The Cougars come into the tournament on the heels of an eighth-place
finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate on March 8-10.
There, sophomore Brad McIntosh fired a 2-under-par 70 in the final round
to jump into a tie for fifth place individually and helped lead the
Cougars to their third top-10 finish of the year.
McIntosh, the 2001 Conference USA Tournament individual champion, collected
the team's best individual finish of the year after lowering his
score in each of the three rounds.
He is second on the team with a 74.2 scoring average.
Teammate Scott Ferguson also made his presence felt on the course during
the final 18 holes, shooting a career and UH-season-best 67.
Junior Simon Robinson leads Houston with a 73.2 scoring average.