Meissner, Carmona Ready for NCAA Bryan Regional

May 13, 2018

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

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HOUSTON — In a season that saw them earn three victories between them, seniors Mitchell Meissner and Mario Carmona continue their slate when they participate in the NCAA Bryan Regional, May 14-16, at the par-72, 7,121-yard Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

Justin Emil QUOTABLE

“It should be an exciting week in College Station. Both Mitchell and Mario are playing well and have a good game plan for the course. It’s an awesome field and a great opportunity for our two seniors.”

NCAA PLAY

Meissner is the No. 2 seed in the regional and Carmona is the No. 5 seed. Overall, six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted during the weekend. Three of the regionals feature 13 teams and 10 individual competitors, while the other three feature 14 teams and five individuals. The low five teams from each regional and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals, which will be conducted May 25-30 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.

TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL FIELD

Teams that will be participating in the field are No. 1 seed Texas A&M, No. 2 seed Baylor, No. 3 seed Clemson, No. 4 seed Kentucky, No. 5 seed UCLA, No. 6 seed Ole Miss, No. 7 seed South Carolina, No. 8 seed San Francisco, No. 9 seed Georgia, No. 10 seed Mississippi State, No. 11 seed UNC-Wilmington, No. 12 seed Northern Colorado and No. 13 seed Bradley. Joining Meissner and Carmona as individuals are No. 1 seed Michael Perras of Houston, No. 3 seed Blake Elliott of McNeese State, No. 4 seed Zander Lozano of UTSA, No. 6 seed Hunter Eichhorn of Marquette, No. 7 seed Lewis George of Central Arkansas, No. 8 seed Jake Brown of Indiana, No. 9 seed Matt Murlick of Marquette and No. 10 seed Michael Sass of the College of Charleston.

LIVE SCORING

Fans can follow live scoring from the NCAA Bryan Regional by visiting Golfstat.com or by clicking here.

THE LINEUP

Mitchell Meissner – No. 2 seed … 2018 First Team All-Conference USA ... one of two golfers to participate in all 11 events ... played in the number one spot in six of 11 tournaments ... leads the team with a 71.82 stroke average, the second lowest in a season since 1991 ... was the team’s top finisher six times ... recorded a team-high three top five finishes, as well as five top 10 and seen top 20 finishes ... shot 17 rounds of par or better and six rounds in the 60’s, good for tops on the team ... has led or been tied for the lead in each of the last six rounds ... became the first Owl in school history with back-to-back victories, earning medalist honors at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate and the Conference USA Championship, shooting 5-under in both tournaments ... joined Christopher Brown in 2010 as the only golfers with two victories in a season as well as the only golfers to win the C-USA Championship ... earned C-USA Co-Golfer of the Week for his performance at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate ... tied a career-best 36-hole score with a 136 at the Ryman where he fired a season-low 67 in the first round ... finished in fourth-place at the ORU/Spring Break Challenge ... tied for sixth-place at the Louisiana Classics ... tied for seventh-place at the Steelwood Collegiate Classic.

Mario Carmona – No. 5 seed … 2018 Second Team All-Conference USA ... one of two golfers to participate in all 11 events ... played in the number one spot in five of 11 tournaments ... second on the team with a 72.18 stroke average, the third lowest in a season since 1991 ... was the team’s top finisher five times ... recorded two top five finishes as well as team-highs of five top 10 finishes and eight top 20 finishes ... shot 18 rounds of par or better, good for tops on the team and five rounds in the 60’s ... earned his first career victory at the ORU/SFA Spring Break Challenge, finishing 5-under par ... tied his career-best 54-hole score of 208 at the ORU/SFA Spring Break Challenge ... earned C-USA Golfer of the Week for his performance ... finished in fourth-place at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic at a season-best 6-under ... fired a season-low 67 in the first round ... Tied a career-low 36-hole score of 139 at the All-American Intercollegiate ... tied for sixth-place at the Conference USA Championship.

PAIRINGS

For Monday’s first round, the duo will tee off from hole No. 1. Carmona will be paired with Bradley’s Matthew Specht and the College of Charleston’s Michael Sass and will tee off at 9:20 a.m. Meissner will be paired with Bradley’s Drake Bushong and Central Arkansas’ Lewis George and will tee off at 9:53 a.m. Pairings for Tuesday’s second round and Wednesday’s final round will be determined by the standings.

 

 

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