After finishing Sunday in a three-way tie for 10th place at the PING/Golfweek Preview, the Texas men’s golf team climbed into seventh place on Monday after shooting a 3-over 283 as a team.
No. 2 Texas now sits seven strokes out of first place after finishing the first two rounds of the event with a 13-over 573. UCLA sits in first with an overall team mark of 6-over 566, with UNLV one stroke behind entering the tournament’s final round.
San Diego State’s Tom Berry maintained his overall lead by carding a 1-under 69 Monday, one day after shooting a 3-under 67 in the tournament’s first round. Gavin Green of New Mexico improved his two-day score to 2-under 138 to move into second place. Overall, just four individuals have stayed below par through two days.
Sophomore Jordan Spieth shot a 1-over 71 in the second round of play, moving him into a tie for 20th overall with senior Julio Vegas. Senior Cody Gribble rounded out the Texas scorecard by shooting a 74 (+4) Monday and is currently tied for 46th among individuals.
The Longhorns, who won their first tournament of the season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate earlier this month, have a tough road ahead if they plan to make it two tournament victories in a row to start the season. They will begin their final chance to climb to the top of the leaderboard Sept. 24, when they tee off alongside Texas A&M and San Diego State at 9:30 a.m. CT.