Robledo

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Houston claimed its sixth Conference USA title and the first under head coach Jonathan Dismuke as the Cougars finished the three-round tournament at the par 72, 6,935-yard Texarkana Country Club with a seven-under 857.

Houston sophomore Roman Robledo earned medalist honors as he was 8-under (208), including a career-low round of 65 on Monday. That 65 was the lowest round carded in the five seasons the conference championship has been held in Texarkana.

The Cougars won five consecutive C-USA titles from 1997-2001.

SMU earned runner-up honors as the Mustangs were 4-under with a team score of 860. SMU freshman Bryson Dechambeau finished 6-under to place second overall, while teammate Mario Clemens finished fifth as both were named to the All-Tournament team.

UCF, UAB and Marshall held onto their positions from Monday and finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively. The Knights placed three players in the top 10, including All-Tournament honoree Ricardo Gouveia, who finished fourth overall at 4-under, scoring a consistent 71-71-70=212.

Marshall senior Nathan Kerns carded the low score of Tuesday's final round with a 68. Kerns moved up four spots and placed third overall with a 71-72-68=211 (-5) to earn his spot on the All-Tournament team.

Houston received an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals with the win.