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PEARLAND, Texas -- Senior Mario Carmona and freshman Rishi Kejriwal finished in the top five of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, played at the par-72, 7,254-yard Golfcrest Country Club.
It is the first time two golfers finished in the top five of a tournament since the 2014 Conference USA Championship.
Carmona fired a 69 to finish in fourth-place at six-under par. It is his first top-five finish of the season and the fifth of his career. His 69 is also the fifth round of par or better this year and the 35th of his career. It is also his second round in the 60's this year and the 11th of his career.
Kejriwal earned his first career top five finish by firing a final round 68 to tie for fifth-place at four-under par. The 68 is his third round of par or better this year and his second round in the 60's.
As a team, Rice finished in sixth-place at 11-over par.
"We played well today," said head coach Justin Emil. "The first round was really good. We struggled in the (second) round. That's what really cost us. But, overall, there's a lot of positives this week for our team."
Senior Mitchell Meissner tied for 28th-place at four-over par after carding a final round 72. It is his second round of par or better this year and the 23rd of his career. Junior Grant Rogers carded a 75 to finish six-over par in a tie for 38th-place.
Sophomore Nicholas Duggan posted a 76 in the final round to finish eight-over par in a 45th-place tie. Freshman Jake Benson, playing as an individual, tied for 50th-place at nine-over par after shooting a 78.
In his first tournament of the year, senior Jay Burlison, playing as an individual, carded an 84 to finish 14-over par in a tie for 69th-place and junior Mason Weld posted an 80 to finish in 80th-place at 19-over par.
Lipscomb won the tournament title at 15-under par, eight strokes in front of Arkansas State. Lipscomb's Dawson Armstrong took home medalist honors at 12-under par, two strokes in front of UTSA's Zander Lozano.
Rice returns to links on Oct. 28-29 when it travels to Mobile, Ala., for the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational.