Texas men's golfer Doug Ghim was selected as the Big 12 player of the year. (Photo by University of Texas Athletics)

BEVO BEAT

Texas men’s golf team shoots 20 under par to take lead at NCAA Franklin Regional

Posted May 16th, 2016

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Story highlights
  • UT's Doug Ghim cards career-low 64
  • Taylor Funk eagles 18th hole, is tied for second at 7 under
  • Longhorns hold 11 stroke lead over East Carolina

Doug Ghim shot a career-low 64 and the Texas men’s golf team carded a 20-under-par 268 in the first round of the NCAA Franklin Regional on Monday at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.

Ghim had a bogey-free round for the first time in his collegiate career, rolled in six birdies and eagled the par-4 sixth hole. Ghim’s 64 ties the lowest round shot by a Texas player this season.

“It was a pretty solid day. I was never really in a bad position, I gave myself a lot of opportunities and was lucky to convert today.” said Ghim

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The Longhorns hold an 11 shot lead over East Carolina. Washington and Kennesaw State are tied for third at 5 under par and Vanderbilt and Virginia are tied for fifth at 3 under. The top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship.

Texas’ Taylor Funk also shot a career-low round and is in a three-way tie for second place after shooting a 65. Funk shot 3 under on the front nine, added birdies on the tenth and fifteenth and eagled the par-5 eighteenth. Houston’s Michael Perras and Washington’s Carl Yuan are tied with Funk at 7 under.

UT’s Scottie Scheffler is tied for eighth place after shooting a 3-under 69 and Gavin Hall is tied for 15th place at 2 under. Beau Hossler, the 2016 Big 12 player of the year, was the only Longhorn to shoot over par and is tied for 32nd place at 1 over.

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