Cabra leads the pack for men's golf
Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 20:10
Junior transfer Zach Cabra led the Bearkat men’s golf team to a first place team finish at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate hosted by Kansas State Monday and Tuesday.
Sam Houston State finished at the top of the leaderboard overall at Kansas State.
Cabra shot a 67 during the second round on the par-72 course. Cabra fired a 73 in the first and finals rounds to keep him ahead of his opponents. He finished three under par and six strokes ahead of the second place finisher.
“[Cabra] just had another solid week,” head coach Brandt Kischnick said. “He shot 3-under on one of the hardest courses we’ll play all year and I’m extremely proud of him.”
Cabra has had nothing but success since coming to SHSU. During the opening tournament at the University of Southern Mississippi Fred Hall Invitational, Cabra broke the school and course records with his first-round 62.
Cabra’s performance in September earned him the Southland Conference Men’s Golfer of the Month. Cabra has averaged 69.7 strokes in six rounds including his performance at USM.
The Bearkats went into the Colbert Intercollegiate with confidence and knowing they had a good chance to do well, Kischnick said.
“I knew we were strong going in and if we played each shot well we’d be in contention,” Kieschnick said. “I encouraged the team to focus on that.”
The focus worked in the team’s favor to bring home their first win of the season.
Freshman standout Klein Klotz placed sixth in the tournament to continue his successful first season after placing 13th at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate tournament.
“We played collectively as a team about 2- to 3-under in the last few holes,” Kieschnick said. “This is just a really good win for our program and a great way to start the season.”
SHSU will hope to take advantage of playing at home as the team hosts the Sam Houston Harold Funston Invitational Oct. 7-8 at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville.