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Volume 68, Issue 112, Monday, March 17, 2003


Cougars fight Sips in Austin

Cougar Sports Services

The Cougar golf team spends most of the season playing thousands of miles away from the wide open spaces of Texas, but they wonit have far to travel when it competes at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin today and Tuesday.

The Cougars will compete against Conference USA-rival Texas Christian, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Arizona State, Arkansas, Brigham Young, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, New Mexico, Nevada-Las Vegas, North Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Southern California and Tulsa.

As with most tournaments, the host school goes in with a decided advantage. The Longhorns are the defending tournament champions. The Cougars finished ninth last year. They last won the event 1998.

UH is coming from finishing 16th out of 17 at the Cleveland Golf Classic in Los Angeles, Calif. The team was led by senior Brett Callasi 23rd-place finish.

The teamis high water mark of the season came at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii. The Cougars were third out of 26 teams. Senior John Wine was fourth in individual play.

The seniors have had the best finishes this season, but the Cougarsi lowest scorer has been a freshman. Zach Mowbray leads the team with a 73.2 average.

Following the Morris Williams, the Cougars will travel to Tucson, Ariz., to compete at the U.S. Collegiate Championships on March 30.

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