Bearcats Start Play in Lone Star Invitational on Monday
March 19, 2017

Tournament Live Scoring/Results

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati men’s golf team begins action in the Lone Star Invitational on Monday, Mar. 20 at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.

“I am excited to watch this team in San Antonio,” UC head coach Doug Martin said of the two-day, 54-hole event. “All five guys will be playing in one group for the entire event. This really allows me to evaluate and help our players improve their games. Typically, we are paired in five different groups.

“The field is very good,” Martin said. “Illinois is ranked seventh and Oklahoma is ranked 13th. They lead the field. Briggs Ranch is a very challenging golf course especially if it plays form and fast. My only concern going in is the weather we have had since finishing up in Hilton Head. It hasn't allowed us to continue our short game work. Once we arrive in San Antonio it will be our entire focus.”

In their last event, the Bearcats finished fourth at the Colleton River Collegiate on March 7 Bluffton, South Carolina. Sophomore Austin Squires (Union, Ky./Ryle) and senior Jared O’Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School) each recorded top-10 finishes. Squires tied for fourth at 4-over par 220 while O’Kelley tied for sixth at 5-over 221.

Live scoring for the event is available at Golfstat.com.

// LONE STAR INVITATIONAL

Dates: March 20-21
Course: Briggs Ranch Golf Club
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,247
Format: Play 5, count 4
Schedule of Play: 54 total holes; 36 continuous holes on Day 1; Final 18 holes on Day 2
Monday, Mar. 20 – Rounds 1-2 (Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET)
Tuesday, Mar. 21 – Round 3 (Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET)

// THE COURSE

Located at the edge of Texas Hill Country, the Tom Fazio designed, 18-hole championship golf course features five sets of tees, wide fairways, dramatic bunkering and bent grass greens. The golf course has many of the elevation features found in Hill Country, but there is also a lot of rolling terrain among majestic oak trees, purple mountain laurel, native grasses and wild flowers.
Course Website

// TOURNAMENT FIELD

The tournament field features 15 teams:
Bowling Green
Cincinnati
Illinois
Little Rock
Louisiana-Lafayette
McNeese State
Mississippi State
New Mexico
New Mexico State
Oklahoma
Rice
Southeastern Louisiana
Texas State
UTEP
UTSA

// EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS

Weather.com Forecast (as of Mar. 19)
Monday – 85 degrees; Partly Cloudy; Winds S 11 mph; 20 percent chance of rain
Tuesday – 83 degrees; Partly Cloudy; Winds SSE 11 mph; 10 percent chance of rain

// CINCINNATI'S LINEUP

No. 1 – Austin Squires, So., Union, Ky./Ryle High School – 71.67 stroke average
No. 2 – Jared O'Kelley, Sr., Canton, Ga./Creekview High School – 72.92
No. 3 – Chad Howard, Sr., Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School – 74.33
No. 4 – Brennen Walsh Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder High School – 76.67
No. 5 – Jake Fox, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller High School – 74.92