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Volume 68, Issue 25, Monday, September 30, 2002


UH aims for the birdie in Chicago

By Brad Sebastian
The Daily Cougar

The Cougars will attempt to build on a sixth-place showing at their last tournament as they continue their drive for the golf progam's 17th National Championship.

Head coach Mike Dirks will lead the Cougars to Chicago today to compete in the Windon Memorial Classic.

The tournament will be played over 54 holes at the 6,750-yard, par-72 Glen View Club Golf Course. Thirty-six holes will be played today and the final 18 will be played Tuesday.

Scheduled to compete for the Cougars are seniors Brett Callas, Simon Robinson, Chris Cureton and John Wine. Joining the upperclassmen will be freshmen Zach Mowbray, who will be making his first appearance as a college golfer.

Senior Simon Robinson and the rest of the UH golf team travel to Chicago to play in the Windon Memorial Classic today and Tuesday. The Cougars are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Sooner Invitational on Sept. 16 and 17.

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The tournament will be the third competition of the season for the Cougars. 

`In their last tournament, the Cougars finished in a sixth place tie at the Sooner Invitational Sept. 16 and 17.

So far this season, Callas has been the Cougars' most consistent player. With a scoring average of 74.0, Callas has been showing the kind of solid play that Dirks likes to see from his experienced players.

"My goals are pretty much just to try and get better," Callas said. "I'm a senior, and this is my last year, so I just want to improve my game and help the team win."

Callas shot a combined 215 at the Sooner Invitational, leading the Cougars to finish in 18th place. Cureton and Robinson led a second-round rally by UH at the Sooner Invitational, both shooting a 68 Sept. 16.

Callas and the Cougars will face an elite field of teams in Chicago. Host team Northwestern invited California-Davis, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Kent State, Louisiana State, North Florida, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Stanford to compete in the tournament.

The Cougars' next action will be Oct. 21 when they travel to Durham, N.C. to play in the Duke Classic.

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