2015 QCC RECAP
The 5th annual Querencia Cabo Collegiate (QCC) has concluded and we have a new champion – Congratulations to #2 ranked Florida State University, who shot an impressive 7 under in the final round to take the title at thirteen under for the three day event. Rowin Caron and Hank Lebioda posted 67's in the third round, and both finished the tournament in the top five. The Seminoles were one of just four teams to finish the tournament under par, and the only squad to have two players with top five finishes.
"Today's team round is one of the better rounds we have played this year. This was a hard course with a great field"
Vanderbilt University fired an impressive eleven under on the final day to take 2nd place.
The University of South Florida earned 3rd place honors with a four under.
The University of Washington (-2) and Stanford University (+2) rounded out the Top Five.
Cheng-Tsung Pan of the University of Washington, the #1 ranked collegiate player, took Medalist honors with a nine under 204. Pan fired a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish as the only player in the field with three rounds in the 60's. The QCC victory marked Pan's 6th win as a Husky.
"It's amazing to watch his level of excellence day in and day out. He's so steady and so consistent and has had a huge impact on our program"
Pan finished one stroke clear of Rowin Caron of Florida State, who placed 2nd at eight under for the tournament.
Kyle Jones of Baylor University shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to take 3rd place.
The impressive and highly ranked field finished as follows:
- Florida State (-13)
- Vanderbilt – (-5)
- South Florida (-4)
- Washington (-2)
- Stanford (+2)
- Houston (+12)
T7. Baylor (+14)
T7. LSU (+14)
Arkansas (+17) and Kentucky (+17) rounded out the Top Ten.
Also in the field were Wake Forest University, Ole Miss, Rice University and Lamar University.
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) hosted 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.