Cody Gribble jumps to top of leaderboard as Longhorns stay in third

Jacob Martella

Senior Cody Gribble ended the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational with a share of the individual lead Thursday with a 7-under 137 through two rounds. As a team, the Longhorns stayed in third, ending the day at a 12-under 562.

Gribble’s day got off to a rough start with bogeys on his second and sixth holes. Despite missing out on the outright lead, he recorded a team-high six birdies in the round.

Freshman Brandon Stone, who began the day tied with Gribble in 10th, recorded his second eagle in as many days on his 11th hole, but two bogeys kept him from the lead. Stone is currently in third with a 6-under 138 through two rounds.

Junior Julio Vegas, who is competing as an individual in the tournament, moved up to a tie for ninth with a 5-under 67.

Texas collectively shot a 5-under in the second round and trails Washington, who shot a 13-under. The Huskies are shooting a 21-under 555 in the tournament.

The Longhorns will tee off the final round at 11:30 a.m. Friday.