Men's Golf Finishes Third at Rice Intercollegiate
gobearcats.COM Junior Jared Howard tied for fifth at the Rice Intercollegiate.
Junior Jared Howard tied for fifth at the Rice Intercollegiate.

Feb. 18, 2014

Final Results

The University of Cincinnati men’s golf team recorded a 15-over par 296-285-298=879 to finish in third place at the Rice Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Westwood Golf Club (par 72; 7,184 yards) in Houston, Texas.

It marks UC's sixth consecutive Top 5 finish this season.

Junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) ended with a 3-over par 75 on Tuesday to tie for fifth in the 84-player field at even-par 72-69-75=216. He matched Sam Houston State’s Albert Miner who posted a 72-74-70=216. Howard finished five strokes behind tournament medalist Jamison Randall of Old Dominion, who carded a 5-under 72-70-69=211. 

UTSA finished ahead of 14 other squads to claim the team title, registering an 11-over 290-291-294=875. Sam Houston State was second, one stroke ahead of the Bearcats, at 14-over 296-296-286=878.

Two other Bearcats finished in the Top 25 as junior John Michael O’Toole (Pinson, Ala./Central Alabama CC) tied three other players for eighth place at 2-over 72-72-74=218. Freshman Jared O’Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview) finished 22nd at 8-over 79-72-73=224.

Junior Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) was 29th at 11-over 73-75-79=227 while junior Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Central Alabama CC) finished 41st at 14-over 82-72-76=230. Sophomore Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle) played as an individual at 13-over 80-75-74=229.

“Today was a struggle,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “The wind was very difficult and we made too many mistakes that kept us from winning. I think we can take a lot of positives from this week that will help us in USF’s event coming up. Our short games were rusty which was a strength of ours in the fall. We will go back to work on Thursday trying to correct the mistakes we made here. I am proud of the way this team competed, unfortunately we came up short.”



UC returns to action March 2-4 at the USF Invitational in Dade City, Fla.