Weather halts Fall Classic, UHV men take title

Weather got the best of the 2019 UHV Fall Classic on Tuesday allowing the University of Houston-Victoria men’s golf team to capture their second title at the event in seven years.

After waiting through an hour-and-a-half weather delay just after the round had started Tuesday morning, a second storm system pushed through around 1:30 p.m. forcing the cancellation of the final round at The Club at Colony Creek..

Scores reverted back to Monday’s opening round with the Jaguars capturing the title with a two-over par 286. Blinn College finished second at 292, while Tyler Junior College, Our Lady of the Lake and Blinn College “B” finished tied for third at 295.

The Jaguars were playing soundly as a team in the final round when the horn sounded to suspend play. The Jaguars were at 9-under par as a team, with Jacob Flores (SO/Pharr, TX) at 6-under par through nine holes.

UHV’s Ryan Morant (SO/Houston, TX) and Ben Lake finished tied for second with Morant winning a scorecard playoff for the runner-up spot. The duo posted a 2-under par 69. Blinn’s John Baker claimed individual honors with a 5-under par 66.

Along with Morant and Lake for UHV, Flores and Terry Strickland (SR/Missouri City, TX) each posted 74s, while Will Paton (FR/Portsmouth, England) finished with a 78.

Playing as individuals for UHV, Corey Rodriguez (SR/San Marcos, TX) shot a 70, Joseph Hunter (JR/Traverse City, MI) a 73 and James Rollins (SR/Liberty Hill, TX) an 86.

The UHV men return to action on Oct.14-15 at the Trinity Alamo Classic in San Antonio.

Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics