No. 1 golfer Beau Hossler is a “game-time decision” for Wednesday’s NCAA championship match against Oregon, Texas coach John Fields told the American-Statesman.
Hossler, a Ping first-team All-American, injured his left shoulder on the 15th hole in Tuesday’s semifinal but persevered and gutted out a 2 and 1 win over USC’s Andrew Levitt.
Battling what looked to be excruciating pain, Hossler needed medical attention on No. 17. After returning to action, he could not hit a sand wedge and was forced to use a putter to hit from a sand trap . He then rolled in a putt from about 30 feet to give the Longhorns a 4-1 win.
Hossler, a junior, could be playing his final college event before turning professional. He took to Twitter to say he’ll be OK and is looking forward to a match up at Eugene Country Club against host Oregon.
Thank you for all the love and support. I will be fine. Looking forward to tomorrow 🤘
— Beau Hossler (@beauhossler) June 1, 2016
Top-ranked Texas is seeking its fourth national title following wins in 1972, 1973 and 2012.
If Hossler cannot play, Texas will essentially forfeit a point and need to then win three of four matchups against sixth-ranked Oregon.
The match will begin at 4:10 p.m. with Texas’ Gavin Hall taking on Edwin Yi. At 5 p.m., Golf Channel will begin live coverage.
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