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Wochner Ties for 2nd to Lead Men’s Golf at HCU-Colin Montgomerie Invitational – University of Houston Athletics



CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico & SUGAR LAND, Texas – University of Houston senior Marcus Wochner fired his second 68 in as many days and surged into a tie for second with a score of 10-under 206 to tie for second at the HCU-Colin Montgomerie Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.
Starting his day off No. 14 at the 7,154-yard, par-72 course at Sweetwater Country Club, Wochner quickly moved under par with a birdie on the par-5 15th hole but returned to even par with his lone bogey of the day on No. 17.
After two more pars, the Holte, Denmark, native drained back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2-3 and added two more birdies in a 3-hole stretch on Nos. 6-8 to earn his best finish of the season.
Wochner was one of four student-athletes competing as individuals at the HCU-Colin Montgomerie Invitational this week.
Super senior Braxton Watkins fired his second straight round under par and finished with a 70 to tie for 10th at 5-under 211. The Winthrop, Ark., native started his day with an eagle on No. 15 but returned to even par with consecutive bogeys on the next two holes.
He added his second eagle in six holes on the par-5 second hole and closed the tournament with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 13-14.
Sophomore Drew Murdock tied for 17th at 2-under 214 while redshirt freshman Bryant Hiskey tied for 32nd at 219.
Tarleton’s Jack Anderson won medalist honors with a score of 204. Weber State captured the team championship with a score of 845 while Incarnate Word finished second at 851,
The Cougars posted a team score of 293 and finished 10th against an elite field at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.
#1 Vanderbilt won the team championship with a score of 834 while #44 Mississippi finished second at 846. No. 3 Arizona came in third at 851 with #2 Texas Tech (854), #9 Florida State (860), #23 Baylor (871), #19 Arizona (871), #4 Stanford (873) and No. 48 Arkansas (873) completing the Top 10.
Vanderbilt’s Wells Williams posted his second straight round in the 60s and earned medalist honors with a score of 10-under 203. Mississippi’s Brett Schell, Arizona’s Chase Sienkiewicz and Florida State’s Frederik Kjettrup tied for second at 208.
Junior Santiago De La Fuente posted a score of 72 in the Final Round and tied for 13th at 213 to lead the Cougars. Super senior Campbell Gibson finished 53rd at 225 while senior Austyn Reily and redshirt freshman Ruben Lindsay tied for 54th at 226. Sophomore Wolfgang Glawe finished 79th.
Following the Cabo Collegiate and HCU Colin Montgomerie Invitational, the Cougars play host to their own All-American Intercollegiate on March 20-21 at Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas.
From there, Houston plays host in its second straight tournament when it welcomes an elite field to the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at Floridian National Golf Club on March 27-28.
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