Texas-San Antonio takes Rice Intercollegiate
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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The day started with a moment of silence as players paid respects to former Rice golfer James Ragan, who died Monday at the age of 20 after a bout with cancer.
The Rice Intercollegiate ended Tuesday with Texas-San Antonio as the champions. The team beat out Sam Houston State by three strokes, finishing at 11-over 875.
"I'm very proud of how the guys hung in there throughout the tournament," UTSA head coach John Knauer said in a release. "We started the first round poorly and rallied to finish that with the lead. We played solid in round two to help put ourselves in contention entering today. It was tight coming down the stretch, but we were solid all the way through the lineup. It is very gratifying to see our guys earn these fruits for their hard labor."
Cincinnati, Old Dominion and Rice rounded out the top five at the two-day, 54-hole tournament in Houston. The tournament took place at the Westwood Golf Club.
Old Dominion junior Jamison Randall took medalist honors after finishing under par in his final two rounds. His 3-under 69 on Tuesday helped him finish at 5-under, two strokes ahead of Rice's Alex Levy.
UTSA's Ryan Werre and Garrison Lackey earned top 10 finishes individually, ending up in third and eighth, respectively.