Oct. 27, 2015
Vero Beach, Fla.—The Rice golf team finished in 13th-place at the third annual Quail Valley Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 7,350-yard Quail Valley Golf Club.
"The par five's killed us this week," said head coach Justin Emil. "You have to play those several under par and we failed to score on those holes Mario (Carmona) is really close to getting a victory. He played solid, but if you asked him he left a lot of shots out there. I'm looking forward to a quick turnaround this weekend at Kiawah and the opportunity for a strong finish to our fall season."
Mario Carmona tied for 17th-place at even par after carding his third consecutive 72. He now has five rounds of par or better this year and eight for his career. It was also his second straight top-20 finish and the fourth of his career.
Will Voetsch closed his tournament by shooting a 76 to finish five-over par and tied for 34th-place, the best finish of his career. His 54-hole score of 221 was also a career-best.
James Lee tied for 52nd-place at nine-over par after carding a final round 74. Kevin Reilly posted a 76 to finish tied for 66th-place at 13th-over par and Trey Johnson finished in 75th-plac, 26-over par after posting a 77.
North Texas won the team title based on scorecard over Michigan State. Both teams were at 16-under par after the final round. UNT's Thomas Rosemueller won medalist honors at 12-under par, two strokes ahead of Memphis' Lars Van Meijel and Franck Medale of Jacksonville.
Rice closes its fall schedule next week, when it travels to Kiawah Island, S.C., for the Kiawah Classic, Nov. 1-3.