July 16, 2014
NEWTON, Kan. – Rice University golfer Kevin Reilly put together a strong two-day showing in the opening stroke play rounds of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Sand Creek Station Golf Course to tie for 17th of 156 golfers and advance to Wednesday’s match play round.
The 2014 Conference USA Freshman of the Year carded a 71-70—141 (-1) with seven birdies to cruise to the round of 64. Caddying for Reilly is reigning C-USA Coach of the Year Justin Emil.
The Oviedo, Fla. native tees off on Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. in the first of six rounds of match play. His opening round opponent is 47-seed Ryann Ree, who recently completed his sophomore season at Oregon. The winner advances to face either No. 15 Austin Smotherman, a rising junior at SMU who advanced to last year’s USAPL quarterfinals, or No. 50 Matt Record, a 2014 Nebraska graduate.
Reilly earned his berth into the national tournament by winning the Sorrento, Fla. qualifier with a 69-66—135 (-9) last month.
Reilly earned second team all-conference honors in 2013-14 while leading the C-USA Champion Owls with a 72.63 stroke average. Reilly was the team’s leading scorer in 8-of-12 events on the season. He twice shot a 66 in his rookie campaign, including at the NCAA Raleigh Regional in May, to tie for the third-lowest round in program history.
Last summer, Reilly placed 125th in the U.S. Amateur Championship with five birdies over two rounds.
Carmona Set for Latin America Amateur Championship
01/10/2017 - Rice junior Mario Carmona will participate in the Latin America Amateur Championship at Club de Golf de Panama in Panama City, this Thursday-Sunday.
Tudor Fieldhouse Renovation Work Set to Begin
01/06/2017 - Work is set to commence on a series of renovations to the back section of Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice University which will create dedicated locker...
Former Owl Brad Lardon Named OMEGA Senior PGA...
12/21/2016 - Former Rice golfer Brad Lardon has been named the OMEGA Senior PGA Professional of the Year.
Golf Signs a Pair For 2017-18
11/09/2016 - Rice men’s golf coach Justin Emil has announced the signings of Jake Benson (Nottingham, England) and Rishi Kejriwal (Austin, Texas) to...
Meissner Ties for Seventh at Steelwood...
10/30/2016 - Junior Mitchell Meissner fired his second straight 69 to finish two-under in a tie for seventh-place at the fall-ending Steelwood Collegiate...
Owls in Eighth After Two Rounds of Steelwood...
10/29/2016 - Rice is in eighth-place heading into the final round of the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational.
Golf to Close Fall Slate at Steelwood...
10/28/2016 - Rice will close out its fall season this weekend when it travels to Loxley, Ala., for the inaugural Steelwood Collegiate Invitational, Oct, 29-30...
Owls Take Fourth at Bayou City Collegiate Classic
10/11/2016 - Rice shot a final round 296 to finish six-over par in fourth-place at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, played at the par-72, 7,272 Golfcrest...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store