Owls card a season-best 280 in final round
Rice ranks third through 18 against nationally ranked field
Freshman topped 100 golfers at Omega Dubai Creek Men's Amateur Open
Rice heads to Southern Miss for fall opener
2014 Commissioner's Honor Roll member and C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal recipient ... averaged 78.33 strokes over three rounds as a rookie ... low round was 75 ... lone action of his freshman campaign came at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship, where he posted a 75-80-80--235 (+19) to tie for 82nd as an individual ... won the Omega Dubai Creek Amateur Open during the winter recess in his hometown.
Named Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Year in 2012 after leading Sayre School (Lexington, Ky.) to a win in the conference tournament as team captain in the fall ... Finished as the league's scoring average leader at 35.2 (per nine holes), with only one round above par in the entire season ... Coached by Tim Bator, the Spartans notched an 8-1 record in 2012 ... Placed second in the conference tournament with a two-under par 70 ... Prior to his senior season, spent his junior year at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... Lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates through his sophomore year of high school ... Also played soccer in high school ... Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and math club.
Full name is Paul Edward Saad ... Born Nov. 23, 1994 in Dubai, U.A.E. ... Son of Aline and Edward Saad ... Two brothers, one sister ... Traveled to Malaysia with Habitat for Humanity ... Volunteers locally with the Lexington Humane Society and International Book Project ... Rice Major: Undeclared (Engineering Division) ... Rice College: Will Rice.
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