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DENTON -- Led by sophomore Scott Kelly who finished as runner-up in the individual competition, Sam Houston State a 54-hole team total of 878 to tie with Louisiana-Lafayette for the team championship at the Cobb-Ferrell Mean Green Classic hosted by the University of North Texas.

Four shots behind second round leader Arkansas-Little Rock going into the final round, the Bearkats took the course after a three-hour rain delay to shoot five strokes better than UALR. Sam Houston's tournament team score was 288-291-299--878. The Ragin Cajuns tied the Bearkats with a 298-288-292--878 total.

Kelly, the defending Southland Conference individual medalist, led the Bearkats with a two-day total of 71-69-73--213 to finish three strokes behind individual medalist champion Devin Curry of ULL.

The team championship is the eighth tournament victory for the Sam Houston State men's golf team in the past four seasons. Sam Houston State has won it season-opening tournament eight times since moving up to the NCAA Division I level in 1985-86.

Other Sam Houston scores and finishes Tuesday were Fergal Rafferty in third place (68-75-71--214), Caleb LeNorman in 17th place (73-72-77--222), John Hurley in 44th place (76-78-78--232) and Kyle Williams in 49th place (80-75-79--234).

The rest of the team standings included Arkansas-Little Rock in third with an 879 team score followed by North Texas 886, New Orleans 892, Oral Roberts 893, Stephen F. Austin 894, Texas-San Antonio 902, Samford 906, Houston 914, Western Kentucky 914 and Houston Baptist 944.

Next action for the Bearkat men's golf team will be the Oral Roberts Intercollegiate in Tulsa, OK, on Sept. 29-30.

Results from the Cobb-Ferrell Mean Green Classic

Team Standings 1R 2R 3R Total
1 SAM HOUSTON 288 291 299 878
. Louisiana-Lafayette 298 288 292 878
3 Arkansas-Little Rock 287 288 304 879
4 North Texas 298 285 303 886
5 New Orleans 300 295 297 892
6 Oral Roberts 292 298 303 893
7 Stephen F. Austin 291 298 305 894
8 Texas-San Antonio 304 290 308 902
9 Samford 299 300 307 906
10 Houston 304 302 308 914
. Western Kentucky 313 289 312 914
12 Houston Baptist 315 298 331 944

Individual Medalist 1R 2R 3R Total
1 Devin Carrey, ULaLa 70 72 68 210

Sam Houston Scores 1R 2R 3R Total
2 Scott Kelly 71 69 73 213
3 Fergal Rafferty 68 75 71 214
17 Caleb LeNorman 73 72 77 222
44 John Hurley 76 78 76 230
49 Kyle Williams 80 75 79 234




 
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