By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Day One Results | Photo Gallery | Final Round Pairings
PEARLAND, Texas — Senior Mario Carmona is three-under par and tied for seventh-place at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, played at the par-72, 7,254 Golfcrest Country Club.
Rice is in eighth-place at seven-over par. The Owls opened with a season-low 283 before finishing the day with a 300.
Carmona opened the tournament with a season-low 67 before closing with a 74. The 67 is his fifth round of par or better this year and the 34th of his career. It is also his 10th career round in the 60’s.
“Our first round was a clear indication of what this team is capable of,” said head coach Justin Emil. “But, in the second round, we struggled on the putting green. We have a good opportunity to make up some ground tomorrow.”
Freshman Rishi Kejriwal is tied for 15th-place at even-par. He opened the tournament with a season-low 69 before closing with a 75. The 69 was his second round of par or better this season and his first career round in the 60’s.
In his first tournament of the year, senior Jay Burlison, playing as an individual, carded consecutive 73’s to sit in a 29th-place tie at two-over par. His 36-hole score of 146 is a career-best.
Junior Grant Rogers and freshman Jake Benson are three-over par in a 33rd-place tie. Rogers carded rounds of 73-74 and his 36-hole score of 147 is a career-low. Benson posted rounds of 71-76. His 71 is a season-low and his first career round of par or better.
Sophomore Nick Duggan and senior Mitchell Meissner are tied for 40th-place at four-over par. Duggan opened with a 70 before closing with a 78. Meissner carded rounds of 73-75. Duggan’s 70 is his second round of par or better this season and the ninth of his career.
Junior Mason Weld, playing in his first career tournament at Rice, carded rounds of 78-77 to sit 11-over par in a 79th-place tie.
Arkansas State leads the tournament at seven-under par, one stroke in front of Lipscomb. Lipscomb’s Dawson Armstrong leads the individual tournament at seven-under par. There is a five-way tie for second-place at four-under par.
The final round begins tomorrow with Rice teeing off at 8 a.m. The Owls are paired with Abilene Christian and Texas State.