Feb. 22, 2014
HUMBLE, Texas – Rice University men’s golf put together another solid team outing on Saturday at the Bayou City Collegiate championship and wrapped up the day in ninth place against an imposing nationally ranked field. The Owls shot a 288-293—581 (+5) through 36 holes at the Golf Club of Houston.
Kevin Reilly carded a second-straight 71 to move up to 13th place at 71-71—142 (-2). The freshman tallied three birdies in the round for a second-straight day, including two on par-5 holes.
Classmate Alex Levy holed three birdies of his own to shoot one-over par and end the day tied for 31st at 72-73—145 (+1). He racked up three birdies in the round, including the par-3 14th hole.
Landon Michelson stands tied with Levy in 31st after firing a 70-75-145 (+1). He notched two birdies in the second round to bring his event total to five.
Tommy Economou shaved a stroke off of his opening round with a 75-74—149 (+5) to rank 56th. His second round featured one birdie and 14 pars.
James Lee stands in 69th place through 36 holes with a 75-76—151 (+7). All three of his tournament birdies have come on Saturday.
The Owls are two strokes back of eighth-place South Florida, three behind Mississippi State and well within striking distance of fifth-place Baylor, which finished the day with a 574 (-2). New Mexico State lurks in 10th place, two strokes behind Rice.
Co-host Houston improved its lead over the field with a 557 (-19), nine strokes ahead of second-place Texas.
UH’s Wesley McCain leads all players with a 68-69—137 (-7).
Sunday’s round begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.