Ferguson leads Cougars
to 13th place after first round
Cougar Sports Services
UH golfer Scott Ferguson fired a 1-under-par
71 during the first round of the Waikoloa Intercollegiate on Wednesday
to stand in
a tie for 13th place.
The Cougar golf team continued play late
Thursday and will conclude the tournament with Friday's final round.
Ferguson tied for the day's top honors
with a 33 on the front nine and was only four strokes off the overall lead,
held by both
Georgia Tech's Troy Matteson and Oregon's
Aaron Byers, who each shot 67.
As a team, the Cougars tied with Oregon
State for 13th place with 293. Georgia Tech stood atop the standings after
3-under par 281 as a team, while Stanford
was second, finishing at 285. Mississippi, Pepperdine, Nevada and Fresno
rounded out the top six leaders.
Texas Christian finished one stroke ahead
of Houston at 292, while Texas A&M was three strokes behind the Cougars
UH sophomore Brad McIntosh, the 2001 Conference
USA Tournament individual champion, shot an even-par 72 to stand in a
tie for 23rd place.
Junior Simon Robinson, who leads the team
in scoring average, is tied for 65th after shooting a 3-over par 75.
Junior Brett Callas also shot a 75. Freshman
Daniel Angenscheidt, playing in his first tournament for the Cougars, shot
Angenscheidt, a native of Montevideo, Uruguay,
joined the team to begin the spring semester.