Despite struggling through his opening round, UHV's Steven Jones fought his way back to finish tied for 10th place Monday at the University of Houston-Victoria's Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational at Victoria Country Club.
Jones posted rounds of 81-73-72-226 to pace the Jaguars in the event. Vance Edwards followed Jones with a 78-76-81-235, while Colton Martin added a 79-81-80-240, William Dawson-Hicks an 84-79-78-241, and William "Jake" Truss an 83-83-81-247. Jesse Acosta, playing as an individual medalist, posted an 88-89-83-260.
After struggling from the start, the Jaguars finished 12th in the event posting rounds of 321-309-311 for a 941.
Tenth-ranked Northwood came from four shots back to win the star-studded event that included eight top 25 preseason ranked teams in the 12-team field.
Northwood posted a final round 295 to slip past No. 1-ranked Texas Wesleyan, who began the day tied for first, by three shots for the team title. Northwood finished at 903, while Texas Wesleyan posted a 906. Wayland Baptist, ranked No. 20, finished third at 909, while second-ranked Oklahoma City followed a 912, and third-ranked California State-San Marcos came in at 913.
Northwood's Joss Gosling captured individual honors with a 72-73-73-218.