BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas –The University of Houston men’s golf program begins its final team tournament of the regular season this weekend when it competes in the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Golf Club on Saturday morning.

The team will play 36 holes beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday tee times on the 7,227-yard, par-72 course with the final round beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Cougars enter this weekend’s tournament after finishing 12and at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational on March 28-29 at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla. on March 28-29.

Junior Marcus Wochner shot 68-70 in the first two rounds and led the Cougars to 2-under 211 to tie for 22n/a.

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ABOUT COUGARS

Under the direction of the Golf Director Jonathan Dismukethe Cougars will be represented by seniors alexander francesjunior Marcus WochnerSenior Braxton WatkinsSenior Andrew Gibson and freshman in red shirt Jacob Borow. Junior Austyn Reily will compete individually.

Frances leads the Cougars with an average of 71.77 and 14 rounds of par or better, including nine in the 60s. The native of Stege, Denmark, posted three consecutive Top 25 finishes earlier this spring and won the first collegiate title of his career with a score of 7 under 209 at the Border Olympics in February.

With his recent play, Wochner moved up to third on the Cougars with a 72.57 average and 11 rounds par or better. The native of Holte, Denmark has finished in the top 22 in four of his last five tournaments, including an 11and-place showing at All-American Intercollegiate.

Watkins is second on the team with an average of 72.55 and 12 rounds of par or better. The Winthrop, Ark., native had two top-10 finishes in 2021-22, including a fifth-place finish at the Cougars’ All-American Intercollegiate at the Houston Golf Club in March.

TEAM PITCH

The Cougars will be part of a 12-team field, which includes six of the top 45 teams in the country and three of the top 10.

Houston will face No. 7 Texas Tech, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 32 New Mexico, No. 40 Louisville, No. 43 Little Rock, Baylor, Kent State, North Texas, North from Illinois, UTSA and host Texas and ninth. A M.

Jacob Borow, Tee Times, Aggie Invitational, Day One

AGREEMENTS
For the first two rounds on Saturday, the Cougars will face off in groups with student-athletes from New Mexico and Louisville.


Borow starts the day for the Cougars at 7:50 a.m. off No. 10 with Gibson (8 a.m.), Watkins (8:10 a.m.), Wochner (8:20 a.m.) and Frances (8:30 a.m.) following. Reily starts her day at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1.


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NEXT
Following the Aggie Invitational, the Cougars will send individual student-athletes to compete in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic. This tournament will take place at Walden Golf Club on Lake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas on April 11-12.


The Cougars then take their first step into the playoffs by starting the American Athletic Conference Championships April 22-24 at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville, Florida.


The winner of the league’s annual postseason tournament receives an automatic bid for NCAA regional play, scheduled for May 16-18 at one of six venues across the country.



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