Texas faces Michigan in first round of Stanford Classic

Peter Sblendorio

Coming off of a fourth place finish last week at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, the Texas Longhorns begin the Stanford Classic at Cypress Point on Monday in search of its second event victory of 2012.

The event will mark the fourth of the season for Texas. After winning their first tournament of the year, the Longhorns finished third and fourth, respectively, in their next two matches.

The tournament will follow a match-play format, with the first round being four-ball play. The second round will consist of foursomes, while the final round will consist of singles matches.

At the Stanford Classic, each team is represented by six players that compete in both the winners’ and losers’ brackets. The Longhorns have sent Jordan Spieth, Toni Hakula, Cody Gribble, Johnathan Schnitzer, Julio Vegas and Kramer Hickok to Pebble Beach, Calif. for the tournament.

The event will last for two days, and eight teams will be competing. Seeding was decided by averaging each competing team’s Golfweek and Golfstat rankings. No. 2 Texas begins Monday’s action as the top seed against the eighth-seeded Michigan Wolverines.