Golf Tied for Fourth Heading into Final Round of All-American Intercollegiate

Feb. 18, 2017

By: Tim Andrzejewski (tim.andrzejewski@rice.edu)

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Humble, Texas — Rice fired a five-under par 283 to sit in a tie for fourth-place with No. 21 Auburn heading into the final round of the All-American Intercollegiate, played at the Golf Club of Houston.

The 283 is the team’s third round of par or better this year.

“We finished strong today,” said head coach Justin Emil. “I was really proud of how the team handled themselves. They are playing with a lot of confidence and that showed today, especially down the stretch.”

Junior Mitchell Meissner posted a four-under 68 to sit in a tie for fourth-place at five-under par. His 36-hole score of 139 is a season-low. It is his seventh round of par or better this year and the 19th of his career and his team-leading fourth round in the 60’s this year and the fifth of his career.

Junior Mario Carmona shot a three-under par 69 to sit in a ninth-place tie at three-under par. It is his team-leading eighth round of par or better this year and the 21st of his career. It is also his third round in the 60’s this year and the fifth of his career.

Freshman Trevor Brown posted a 70 to sit even-par in a tie for 25th-place. It is his fifth-round of par or better. Freshman Nick Duggan is tied for 60th-place after posting a 76 to sit five-over par.

Sophomore Grant Rogers is in 90th-place at 12-over par after shooting a 77 and junior Jay Burlison posted an 84 to sit in 96th-place at 25-over par.

No. 13 Baylor leads the tournament at 24-under par, 12 shots in front of No. 1 Vanderbilt. Baylor’s Cooper Dossey leads the individual tournament at 10-under par, three strokes in front of teammate Garrett May.

The final round begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. Fans can follow the play live at www.golfstat.com.

 

 

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