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UTSA men to return to course this week

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 02/20/2011
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA men’s golf team will travel to Houston to compete in the 11th annual Rice Intercollegiate, which is scheduled to be played Monday and Tuesday at Westwood Golf Club (par 72/7,184 yards).

The lineup for the Rice Intercollegiate will be senior Lewis Chong, sophomores Nicko Dodd, Mitchell Griffin and Austin Struble and freshman Ryan Werre.

The Roadrunners won the 2004 Rice Intercollegiate with an 895 (298-290-307). Mike Mezei was the top individual finisher, placing third with a one-over-par 217 (72-72-73). It marked the third team title of the 2003-04 campaign for UTSA.

Meanwhile, three individuals — sophomore Taylor Koser and freshmen Xabier Basanez, Eddie DeVane — will travel to Austin to compete in Monday's Austin Collegiate Championship.

What: Rice Intercollegiate

Where: Westwood Golf Club (par 72/7,184 yards) — Houston, Texas

When: Monday, Feb. 21 – Tuesday, Feb. 22

Format: Two-day event; 8:15 a.m. shotgun start for 36 holes on Monday, 8:15 a.m. shotgun start for 18 holes on Tuesday

Tournament Field: Bowling Green, Florida Gulf Coast, Houston, Houston Baptist, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Miami (Ohio), Missouri State, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Oral Roberts, Rice, Texas State, UTSA, Wichita State.

Defending Team Champion: Rice 292 (+4)
Defending Team Individual: Christopher Brown (Rice) 74-73-69=210 (E)

UTSA Lineup (Rice Intercollegiate)
Lewis Chong (Sr. – Lethbridge, Alberta)
· Team captain
· Tied for 21st at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational with a 70-73-74=217
· Carded a 77-75-71=223 to tie for 19th at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational

Nicko Dodd (So. – Sugar Land, Texas)
· Ranks second on the team with a 75.39 stroke average
· Fired a season-low round of three-under 68 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
· Tied for 20th with a 71-74-75=220 at the Lone Star Invitational

Mitchell Griffin (So. – Driftwood, Texas)
· Aced the par-three 13th at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
· Carded a 72-74-82=228 at the UTA Waterchase Invitational
· Tied for 46th at the Arizona Intercollegiate with a 73-71-84=228

Austin Struble (So. – Aledo, Texas)
· Owns a 77.50 stroke average this season
· Tied for 42nd at the Kauai Collegiate Invitational with a 79-78-75=232
· Carded a 78-74-81=233 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Ryan Werre (Fr. – Redcliff, Alberta)
· Leads the Roadrunners with a 74.83 stroke average for 2010-11
· Carded a 70-75-70=215 to tie for 10th at the Lone Star Invitational
· Finished 18th (74-72-74=220) at the Arizona Intercollegiate

Individuals (Austin Collegiate Championship)
Xabier Basanez (Fr. – Caracas, Venezuela)
· Owns a 79.67 stroke average this season
· Carded a 77-79-80=236 at the Lone Star Invitational
· Recorded a 78-83-81=242 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Eddie DeVane (Fr. – San Antonio, Texas)
· Has posted an 81.00 stroke average this season
· Tied for 65th at the Lone Star Invitational
· Carded an 80-79-74=233 at the UTA Waterchase Invitational

Taylor Koser (So. – Rice Lake, Wis.)
· Has registered an 80.17 stroke average in two events this season
· Carded an 87-80-80=247 at the Lone Star Invitational
· Turned in a 79-75-80=234 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
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