Golf Travels to Mexico for Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate

March 3, 2018

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

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HOUSTON -- Rice heads to Mexico this Sunday-Monday, Mar. 4-6 for the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate. The tournament will be played at the par-72, 6,866-yard Querencia Golf Club.

Justin Emil QUOTABLE

"The team is really excited. This is a marquee event on our schedule that the guys look forward to every year. We're up against a really good field so it's a good opportunity for our team."

TEAM FIELD

Joining Rice and Houston in the field are 13 teams in the latest Golfstat Top 50, including No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 6 Baylor, No. 12 California, No. 13, Wake Forest, No. 15 Texas, No. 17 Stanford, No. 18 Arkansas, No. 20 Florida State, No. 24 USF, No. 27 Arizona State, No. 44 Ole Miss and No. 49 Duke.

LIVE SCORING

Fan can follow live scoring from the All-American Intercollegiate by visiting Golfstat.com or by clicking here.

THE LINEUP

Mario Carmona - No. 1 position ... one of three golfers to participate in all six events ... will play in the number one spot for the fourth time ... leads the squad with a 71.44 stroke average ... has one top five, two ten and five top 20 finishes ... has a team-leading 13 rounds of par or better in 18 rounds ... fired a season-low 67 in the first round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic (10/9-10) ... finished in fourth-place at the Classic with a career-best six-under par ... followed with a tie for seventh-place at the Steelwood Collegiate Classic (10/28-29).

Mitchell Meissner - No. 2 position ... one of three golfers to participate in all six events ... played in the number one spot three times ... is second on the squad with a 72.28 stroke average ... has two top ten and three top 20 finishes ... has eight rounds of par or better ... fired a season-low 68 in the second round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/11-12), where he tied for 13th-place ... tied for seventh-place at the Steelwood Collegiate Classic (10/28-29) ... had a season-best sixth-place tie at the Louisiana Classics (2/26-27).

Grant Rogers - No. 3 position ... one of three golfers to participate in all six events ... averages 75.06 strokes per round ... has one top 20 finish and one round of par or better ... carded a season-best 72 in the second round of the Steelwood Collegiate Classic, where he tied for 18th-place.

Jake Benson - No. 4 position ... is making his fifth start ... averages 77.17 strokes per round ... has three rounds of par or better ... fired a season-low 71 in the opening round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic (10/9-10) ... had a season-best finish at the Louisiana Classics (2/26-27), tying for 46th-place.

Rishi Kejriwal - No. 5 position ... averages 74.13 strokes per round ... recorded three rounds of par or better ... saw first career action at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/11-12) ... fired a season-low 68 in the final round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic (10/9-10) ... earned a fifth-place finish at the Bayou City.

PAIRINGS

For Sunday's first round, the Owls will tee off from holes No. 15-18 beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Rice will compete in groups with student-athletes from ArizonaState and USF, as well as individuals participating in the tournament. Monday's tee times and pairings will depend on the results after Sunday's first round and Tuesday's tee times and pairings will depend on results after the second round.

UP NEXT

Following the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate, the Owls will travel to Dallas for the Bob Sitton Invitational on Mar. 12-14.

 

 

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