Texas golfer Beau Hossler, seen here at the 2015 NCAA championships, finished tied for second at the Big 12 Championship . (Photo by University of Texas Athletics)


No. 1 Texas holds lead at Big 12 Championship

Posted April 30th, 2016

Story highlights
  • Longhorns shoot 280, tie Big 12 record at Whispering Pines
  • Texas leads by seven strokes
  • Longhorns have four players in the top 12

Doug Ghim carded a 5 under 67 as the Longhorns shot 8 under par in the third round of the Big 12 Championship on Saturday at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Trinity, Texas.

Texas holds a seven stroke lead over No.6 Oklahoma State heading into the final round. UT’s 280 on Saturday tied the lowest round recorded by a Big 12 team at Whispering Pines.

Ghim had seven birdies with two bogeys and is in fifth place at 3 under par. Texas’ Beau Hossler, who led after the first two rounds, shot even par and is in sixth place at 2 under par. Hossler is the only player in the field that has not carded a round over par. TCU’s Paul Barjon shot 4 under par on Saturday and is in the lead at 6 under par.


UT’s Gavin Hall birdied four consecutive holes on the back nine to finish at 4 under par. He is tied for 11th place at 3 over par.

Defending Big 12 champ Scottie Scheffler was 2 over in the third round and is tied for 12th at 4 over. Taylor Funk shot his lowest round of the tournament, a 1 over 73, and is tied for 33rd place at 14 over.




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