Men’s golf takes fifth win of season

Trenton Daeschner

Heavy rains forced Sunday’s final round in Ardmore, Oklahoma to be canceled, causing the Maxwell Intercollegiate to end after 36 holes Saturday. Nonetheless, the No. 1 Longhorns had done their damage, and it was good enough for their fifth win of the season. 

“We knew coming in that weather might be a factor and thought the first 36 holes could define the winner,” head coach John Fields said. “It is a little bittersweet, because all of our guys wanted to compete [Sunday]. However, a win is a win and the pressure was there [Saturday].”

Texas finished the tournament at 13-under par and won by five shots. Junior Gavin Hall notched his second victory of the season and his career, winning by two shots at 6-under after firing rounds of 66 and 68.

“I’m really happy for the team and Gavin Hall,” Fields said. “His 66-68 definitely deserved a tournament championship, his second in college golf.”

Hall has come on since the start of the spring season and is yet to finish outside the top-20 in his last seven starts. He tied for first back in February at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii. 

Sophomore Doug Ghim finished in a tie for 12th, his seventh top-15 of the season. Fellow sophomore Scottie Scheffler finished in a tie for 16th, his second-best finish of the season. 

Redshirt sophomore Taylor Funk tied for 22nd. Junior Beau Hossler, a five-time winner this season, tied for 28th. It’s the first time Hossler has finished outside the top-10 all season.

Freshman Steven Chervony competed as an individual and tied for 49th.

The Longhorns’ postseason begins April 29-May 1 when they head to Trinity, Texas for the Big 12 Championship.