Men's Golf

Golf in Third in Rain-Shortened Border Olympics

March 11, 2016

By: Tim Andrzejewski (tim.andrzejewski@rice.edu)

Laredo, Texas — The first round of the Border Olympics was suspended due to rain, Friday afternoon, played at the par-72, 7,125-yard Laredo Country Club.

Rice is in currently in third-place at three-under par, one shot behind second-place Louisiana-Lafayette and five shots behind tournament leader Baylor.

"We had a great start to our round and carried that momentum through the afternoon," said Rice head coach Justin Emil. "Tomorrow we get to finish round one and then play the same course setup with a perfect weather forecast and no time to cut new pins. The scores will definitely be lower so we have our work cut out for us."

Freshman Will Voetsch is tied for second-place at four-under par after 12 holes, one stroke behind Louisiana-Lafayette's Haraldur Magnus.

Senior James Lee and junior Kevin Reilly are even through 13 and 11 holes, respectively, placing them in a tie for 26th-place.

Sophomore Mario Carmona, who recorded the only eagle of the day, is tied for 41st-place at one-over par through 10 holes and sophomore Mitchell Meissner is tied for 52nd-place at two-over par through 11 holes.

The first round will continue tomorrow morning at 7:15 with the second round to immediately follow. The tournament has been shortened to 36 holes.

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