Newsom And Randall Pace Monarchs At C-USA Championships

April 22, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

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.

 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)

OLD DOMINION GOLFERS T27 Ashton Newsom (2) 72 76 148 T27 Jamison Randall (5) 77 71 148 T40 John Dawson (1) 74 76 150 T52 Garth McGee (3) 76 79 155 T57 Seth Sweet (4) 80 77 157