Golf in 14th at Louisiana Classics

Feb. 26, 2018

By: Tim Andrzejewski (

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Lafayette, La. — Rice is in 14th-place after two rounds of the Louisiana Classics, played at the par-72, 6,866-yard Oakbourne Country Club.

The Owls are 10-over par after carding rounds of 301-285. The three-under 285 was Rice’s second-best round of the year. No. 3 Texas A&M is in first-place at 21-under par, seven strokes in front of #11 Illinois.

“We really struggled on the greens during the morning round,” said head coach Justin Emil. “I thought that the team showed some resilience in the second round after getting off to a poor start by fighting back to finish the round at three-under par.”

Senior Mario Carmona is two-under par and tied for 15th-place, firing consecutive 71’s. With a pair of par or better rounds, the Houston native now has 12 rounds of par or better this year and 41 in his career. Senior Mitchell Meissner is tied for 21st-place at one-under par. He opened the tournament with a 75 before tying his season low with a four-under 68. The 68 is his seventh round of par or better this year and the 28th of his career.

Freshman Rishi Kejriwal, playing as an individual, is tied for 43rd-place at two-over par after carding a pair of 73’s. Freshman Jake Benson is four-under par and tied for 59th-place. He began the day with a 76 before tying a season-low with a 72, his second round of par or better this year.

Junior Grant Rogers is nine-over par in 74th-place after rounds of 79-74 and junior Mason Weld posted rounds of 79-78 to tie for 82nd-place at 13-over par.

Kent State’s Ian Holt leads the individual tournament at eight-under, two strokes in front of Texas A&M teammates Josh Gliege and Dan Erickson.

The final round begins tomorrow with Rice teeing off at 7:54 a.m. off Hole 10. The Owls are paired with Southern Miss and Louisiana-Lafayette.





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