Newsom And Randall Pace Monarchs At C-USA Championships
April 22, 2013
TEXARKANA, Ark. - ODU's Ashton Newsom and Jamison Randall are tied for 27th after two rounds at the Conference USA Men's Golf Championships being held at the Texarkana Country Club.
As a team, the Monarchs are 12th with a 36 hole score of 599. Randall enjoyed ODU's best round with a 71 today, while Newsom fired 76 today.
Behind a stellar round of 65 from Houston sophomore Roman Robledo, the Cougars moved into a tie with first-round leader SMU at the 2013 C-USA Men's Golf Championship.
UCF fell to third place but remains even after two rounds with a 576. UAB was the only other team besides Houston to finish under par for the day and jumped to fourth place from eighth (296-286=582). Marshall took a stroke off its Sunday round and moved into fifth place with a 583.
Robledo's 65 was the lowest round carded (72-65=137) in the five seasons the conference championship has been held in Texarkana. He tallied seven birdies on the day, including the last two holes which he punctuated with a 40-foot put on 18. Robledo becomes only the 15th player in school history to score a 65 or better for the Cougars.
SMU freshman Bryson Dechambeau finished four-under for the second day in a row to take sole possession of the individual leaderboard with a 136. Juniors Curtis Reed of Houston and Grant Milner will enter the final 18 tied for third place with a four-under 140.
The first groups in Tuesday's championship round will tee off at 8 a.m. CDT. UAB, Marshall and sixth-place UTEP will start off of No. 1, and then followed by Houston, SMU and UCF at 8:50 a.m. East Carolina, Rice and affiliate member Old Dominion will start on No. 10 at 8 a.m., while Tulsa, Memphis and Southern Miss will tee off No. 10 beginning at 8:50 a.m. CDT.
The winner of the C-USA Championship receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals.
CONFERENCE USA MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS par 72, 6,935-yard Texarkana Country Club. Team Standings (Day Two) 1t. Houston - 286-280=566 (-10) 1t. SMU - 278-288=566 (-10) 3. UCF - 285-291=576 (E) 4. UAB - 296-286=582 (+6) 5. Marshall - 292-291=583 (+7) 6. UTEP - 289-298=587 (+11) 7. Tulsa - 297-291=588 (+12) 8. Memphis - 291-303=594 (+18) 9t. Southern Miss - 294-302=596 (+20) 9t. East Carolina - 298-298=596 (+20) 11. Rice - 298-300=598 (+22) 12. Old Dominion - 299-300=599 (+23)