Longhorns beat Stanford in singles match, fall to UCLA overall at event

Peter Sblendorio

The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team finished the Stanford Classic at Cypress Point with a bang Tuesday, topping Stanford in singles matches in the third and final round by a score of 15.5 to 8.5.

The third-round victory came a day after No. 2 Texas, the top seed at the event, went 1-1 in matchups in the first two rounds Monday. The Longhorns defeated Michigan in four-ball play by a score of 12-0 in the first round before falling in foursomes to UCLA by a score of 6.5 to 5.5 in the second round.

UCLA, the No. 4 seed, finished first at the Stanford Classic by winning all three of its matchups over the course of the two-day tournament. In addition to beating the Longhorns in the second round Monday, the Bruins defeated Georgia in the first round and Duke in the third round.

The event called for each of the eight participating teams to use six golfers in each matchup. The Longhorns were represented by Jordan Spieth, Toni Hakula, Cody Gribble, Johnathan Schnitzer, Julio Vegas and Kramer Hickok in the tournament.

Texas’ next event will take place in El Paso at the Western Refining Collegiate All-American Nov. 18-19.