Golf team currently tied for third

Peter Sblendorio

The Longhorns men’s golf team fell to a tie for third place after the second round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Monday but remained four strokes behind the leader.

Texas, which sat alone in second place through round one, recorded a score of 7-over-295 as a team Monday to put it at 7-over-583 for the tournament. The team was jumped by Illinois, which has tallied a two-day mark of 6-over-582, and remains four stokes behind first place California, which sits three shots over par with a score of 579.

Jordan Spieth, whose two-day score of 2-under-142 is good for a second place tie on the individual leaderboard, has led No. 2 Texas through two days. Freshman Brandon Stone registered the best individual round Monday for the Longhorns, carding a 1-under-71 to put him three strokes above par for the tournament.

Junior Cody Gribble fell from a tie for fourth to a tie for 10th among individuals by shooting a 4-over-76. Senior Julio Vegas shot a 2-over-74 and junior Toni Hakula carded a 5-over-77 in the second round to complete the scoring for Texas.

The Longhorns, who finished in first place in this event last season, will need a strong finish in the final round Tuesday to claim the top spot again this year. Texas will begin the final round alongside Cal and Illinois at 8:40 a.m. CT Tuesday.