Carmona is two strokes back in fourth-place.
Play begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Carmona and Kerjiwal tied for third and fifth, respectively.
The senior is three-under par.
Carmona leads Owls in 12th-place.
2015 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Academic Medal Recipient.
2017 Conference USA All-Academic Team...One of three golfers to participate in all 12 events...Played in the number one spot in 11 of 12 tournaments...led the team with a 72.30 stroke average....Recorded a team high two top five finishes as well as five top 10 finishes and five top 20 finishes...Shot 16 rounds of par or better, good for tops on the team...Recorded his third career runner-up finish after shooting 71-68/139 at the Jim West Intercollegiate (4/10-11)...Finished tied for fourth after shooting 71-68-69/208 (-5) at the Ram Masters Invitational (9/19-20)...The 208 was a career-low 54-hole score...His performance earned him C-USA Golfer of the Week...Tied a career-best by firing a 66 in the first round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (2/26-28).
One of four golfers to participate in all 12 events (33 rounds) ... Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Led the team with a 73.82 stroke average ... Recorded two top five, two top ten and five top 20 finishes ... Had a team-best 10 rounds of par or better ... Played in the No. 1 spot a team-high eight times ... Recorded first career-top five finish at the President's Day Challenge (2/15), tying for second-place ... Shot a career-low 66 in the first round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (2/28-3/1) ... Also set a career-low 36-hole score with a 139 ... Finished under-par for the first time in his career at the Border Olympics (-1) ... Finished in second-place at the Lone Star Invitational (3/21-22), carding an even-par 76-71-69/216 ... Earned Conference USA Golfer of the Week for his performance.
Averaged 74.43 strokes over 14 rounds with a low score of 68 ... missed the spring semester with an injury ... ranked third on the team in stroke average for the season and posted the Owls' lowest round of the fall ... made his debut at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate as an individual, where he tied for second on the team in 20th place with a 214 (+1), including a 69 in the second round ... finished second on the team for a second-straight event with a 17th-place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational ... carded a season-low 68 in the third round to finish at 218 (+8) ... placed 23rd as an individual at the Miramont Intercollegiate ... finished the semester strong with a 32nd-place finish at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, good for second on the team with a 218 (+2).
Memorial High School
Posted four top-10 finishes in six tournaments and led Memorial in stroke average as a senior ... placed fourth at the District 19 5A Championship with a 72-75-147 at River Ridge Golf Club for head coach Cameron Sands ... finished in his team's top two in five tournaments as the Mustangs claimed three event titles and one second place finish as well ... low round of the season came in October when he carded a 69 at the A&M Consolidated Tournament en route to a fourth-place finish overall and a team championship ... last summer on the Houston Golf Association Junior Golf Program Boys 15-18 Performance Series, won two of his six events and finished eighth or better in all six ... opened with a five-stroke win at Augusta Pines Golf Club in June and repeated that success at Wildcat Golf Club's Lake Course with a two-stroke win in August ... placed second at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in July and third in the Tournament of Champions at Augusta Pines Golf Club ... was named all-district each of his four years and claimed the district title in 2012 ... earned all-region honors as a sophomore and senior and was named the Houston Golf Association Player of the Year in 2012 and '13 ... posted a 74.8 scoring average for his high school career.
Full name: Mario Eduardo Carmona Aguilera ... born March 29, 1996 in Mexico ... son of Mario and Gabriela Carmona ... has one sister ... volunteers his time with the Memorial Mustangs Outreach Bunch and is a servant leader with St. Michael's Catholic Church Youth Ministry ... plans to major in Mathematical Economic Analysis ... Rice College: Duncan.
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