Parker Coody has the best score among UT golfers after three rounds of the NCAA Championship. [JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT men's golf

UT men’s golf team rises to second at NCAAs

Horns move up from eighth place the first day and fifth the second day.

Posted May 26th, 2019

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  • Oklahoma State has a 25-stroke lead on UT and Stanford.
  • Parker Coody is the top Longhorn, tied for 19th at 3 over par.
  • Field is cut to 15 for Monday's stroke play, then trimmed to eight for match play.

The Texas men’s golf team continued its rise at the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sunday, climbing into a second-place tie after three rounds.

The Longhorns and Stanford were both at 13-over-par 877, far behind Oklahoma State’s 12-under 852. Oklahoma was fourth at 16 over. Texas A&M was seventh at 20 over.

Texas followed up its 290 in Saturday’s second round with a 289 in the third to move up three spots in the team standings. UT was eighth after a first-round 298.

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Pierceson Coody led the Longhorns with a 2-under-par 70 Sunday. Cole Hammer shot a 71, and Spencer Soosman had a 73. Parker Cody, Pierceson’s twin, had a 75 and Steven Chervony a 77.

Overall, UT’s top golfer is Parker Coody, tied for 19th at 3-over-par 219, 10 strokes off the pace of Oklahoma State’s Matthew Wollf. Hammer and Chervony were tied for 34th at 222, and Pierceson Coody was one stroke back in 43rd. Soosman was tied for 65th at 226.

On Monday, the top 15 teams will play one more round of stroke play. The top eight teams advance to match play after that.

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