Texas men’s golf tied for eighth after opening round of Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Trenton Daeschner

The No. 5 Texas men’s golf team had a season first on Monday — a slow start in a golf tournament.

The Longhorns struggled to an 8-over par day at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas, and currently sit in a tie for eighth, five shots back of tournament leaders No. 14 Arizona State.

None of the 15 teams in the field were able to break par on what was a windy day in Las Vegas. Arizona State shot 3-over par on the day to take a one-shot lead over SMU, No. 1 Illinois and No. 8 USC.

Sophomore Doug Ghim led the Longhorns with a 1-over 73, putting him in a tie for 15th. Junior Beau Hossler and sophomore Scottie Scheffler each shot 2-over 74, putting them in a tie for 24th.

Redshirt sophomore Taylor Funk finished in a tie for 34th after shooting a 3-over 75. Junior Gavin Hall finished in a tie for 56th after posting a 5-over 77.

UNLV’s Taylor Montgomery, Arizona State’s Jon Rahm and Florida’s Sam Horsfield each shot 3-under 69s to lead the individual standings.

Round two of the tournament tees off Tuesday at 10 a.m.