Men’s golf finishes second round at Blessings Collegiate Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – The University of Houston’s men’s golf program was 10e place after the second round of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday night.

The Cougars improved their first round total by three shots to a score of 299 on Tuesday and finished 36 holes of 602 on the 7,700-yard par 72 course at Blessings Golf Club.

Host Arkansas held the lead at 565 with Illinois in second at 566. Mississippi (567), Tennessee (569) and North Carolina (574) completed the top five.

Senior Alexandre Francois led the Cougars with a score of 149 and was tied at 33rd. First year Redshirt Jacob Borow was tied for 38e at 150, when he was a senior Andrew Gibson was tied for 42sd to 151. Senior Braxton watkins was tied for 46e to 152 with junior Austyn Reily 50 tiede to 155.

Arkansas’ Luc Long continued to dominate the individual standings at 134. Chase Sienkiewicz of Arizona was second at 137, while Jackson Suber (Mississippi), Jiri Zuaka (Louisville), Austin Greaser (North Carolina) and Piercen Hunt (Arkansas) were at tie for third at 139.

The final will end with the last 18 holes on Wednesday.

This is the third of four fall Cougars tournaments.


Fans can watch the final round of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on GOLF. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. daily on College Central and continues from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fans can watch the GOLF Channel live stream by clicking here. A replay will be broadcast on GOLF Channel starting at 7 p.m. each evening.


Fans can follow the score live at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational by clicking here.

In addition to the overall score for each gender, fans can also follow the live score for Combined male and female team and for Best combined ball for men and women.


Fans can find full final round pairings once finalized by clicking here.


Following the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, the Cougars close their fall calendar when they compete in the Williams Cup presented by Stitch Golf on October 25-26 at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina.

From there, Houston will take its winter break before opening the spring season at the Border Olympics on February 14 and 15 at the Laredo Country Club in Laredo, TX.


Fans are invited to join Project 17 to support Houston Men’s Golf. Project members provide financial support directly to Houston Men’s Golf for needs beyond the program’s operating budget.

For more information on Project 17 or to join, fans can Click here.


Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMGolf on Twitter and find the latest news and notes on the team by clicking on LIKE on the team’s Facebook page at UHCougarMGolf. Fans can also follow the team on Instagram at euhcougarmgolf.

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