The Querencia Cabo Collegiate congratulates our 2014 champions, the University of Houston.
The 11th ranked University of Houston Cougars swept both the team and Individual titles at Querencia in the 4th annual QCC. Roman Robledo (Junior) finished 4-under-par, after leading every round.
Robledo's score of 209 was one stroke better than 2nd place Individual Kyle Jones of Baylor University, and two strokes in front of Alabama's Robby Shelton who was ranked #4. This trio was the only group to finish par or better.
Houston posted a team score of 863 to finish one stroke ahead of #1 ranked and defending national champion Alabama (864). Baylor University finished 3rd with a score of 870.
"This has been a great week for us. Our guys played hard on a very demanding course. Anytime you are in competition with the No. 1 team in the country, you better play at your best, and our guys did just that"
The top-50 ranked teams finishing behind Houston, Alabama, and Baylor were #32 Kentucky (870), #16 Vanderbilt (875), #29 SMU (875), #17 Arkansas (882), #31 LSU (883).
Chattanooga, Mississippi, Lamar, Coastal Carolina, Arlington, and Abilene Christian rounded out the field.
About the QCC
In 2010, Querencia established the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (QCC), a three-day invitational competition for men's college golf teams.
The University of Arkansas & Santa Clara University served as co-hosts for the first annual tournament, welcoming a field of 12 teams, which included the University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, Lamar University, UT-Arlington and Oregon State University. The Arkansas Razorbacks took the Championship with a score of 854 over three days (297-280-277). 2nd place was awarded to Houston, with a three day total of 876 (293-292-291). Oregon State placed 3rd with 877 (297-296-284). Arkansas was also victorious in Individual honors led by Jamie Marshall who shot a 211 (74-69-68). Fellow Razorback Austin Cook (72-72-68) tied for 2nd with two other competitors who each shot 212: Kelly Kraft of SMU (72-65-75) and Jerry He of UC-Irvine (73-71-68).
The 2nd annual QCC was held in October, 2011. Due to course conditions, tournament play was held at the Campestre Golf Club, and hosted by the University of Arkansas and Santa Clara University. The Razorbacks retained their Championship title, with a three day score of 831 (-21). Southeastern Louisiana placed 2nd with a score of 857 (+5), followed by Saint Mary's (CA), finishing 3rd with a score of 859 (+7). Arkansas Razorback Sebastian Cappelen was the Individual Champion with an eight-under-par 205 (68-68-69). Fellow Razorback Austin Cook was awarded 2nd place with a six-under-par 207 (71,69,67). 3rd place honors went to Danny Keddie of Tennessee after a four-under-par 209 (71,70,68).
In October 2012, the Santa Clara Broncos hosted a field of 12 teams at Querencia, including Ole Miss, Florida State, Kentucky, Abilene Christian and St. Mary's. The Ole Miss Rebels won after a rain out on day 2, a result of tropical storms from Hurricane Paul. The Ole Miss Rebels led after Day 1 with an eight-over-par score of 296. 2nd place was awarded to the Kentucky Wildcats who shot an 11-over-par 299, followed by the University of South Florida in 3rd, after posting a 12-over-par 300. The Wildcat's Will Bishop took Individual honors as the only player able to break par in the opening round (70). Loyola Marymount's Tyler Toran, USF's Richard James and Ablilene Christian's Alex Carpenter tied for 2nd place, each with an even-par 72. (2nd R. James; 3rd Toran)
For the 2013-14 event, Querencia elected to move the Cabo Collegiate to the college Spring season (March 2-4, 2014). Southern Methodist University (SMU) will host a field of 14 teams, including several of the top ranked programs in the US. 2014 QCC participants: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Coastal Carolina University, University of Houston, University of Kentucky, Lamar University, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of Texas-Arlington, and Vanderbilt University.