Longhorn comeback fails at Jerry Pate tournament

Sebastian Herrera

The No. 3 Longhorns failed to pull off a comeback in Tuesday’s final day of competition at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and finished fourth overall.  

Heading into Tuesday, Texas stood in third place with a chance to top Alabama and Texas A&M. In the end, it was not meant for Texas. Senior Brax McCarthy’s struggles continued as he finished eight-over-par in the final round, putting him at seventeen-over-par overall for the tournament.

Redshirt senior Johnathan Schnitzer did not bring his best game either. Schnitzer carded scores of five-over-par and two-over-par in the last two rounds. He finished tied for 27th in the tournament’s 60-player field. 

The biggest falloff for Texas came from freshman Beau Hossler. After notching a one-under-par combined score in the first two rounds, Hossler finished five-over-par in the third round. He fell apart on the back nine Tuesday, scoring bogey or worse on three different holes.

The Longhorns’ only consistency came from freshman Gavin Hall, who finished the tournament at even par.