Led by a final-round score of 70 from junior Doug Ghim, Texas claimed its fifth-straight Big 12 men’s golf title Wednesday by a single stroke.
The Longhorns shot a team score of 48-over par to edge Oklahoma State in the 72-hole format at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. Ghim and fellow junior Scottie Scheffler tied for runner-up honors at 8-over 288, one shot behind medalist Chase Hannah from Kansas.
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Ghim birdied his final two holes Wednesday, and Scheffler led all golfers with 16 total birdies in the tournament.
“I’m really proud of how the guys came together today,” Texas coach John Fields said in a press release. “Starting with Gavin Hall’s eagle on 17, I think we played 17 5-under par and that gave us a chance to get back in the tournament.”
Despite leading heading into the final round, Texas clawed its way back from a six-shot deficit in the final round.
Senior Gavin Hall tied for 22nd overall at 19-over par, ahead of sophomore Steven Chervony (28th) and freshman Spencer Soosman (32nd).
Texas, which finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2016, will learn its postseason fate during the selection show 11 a.m. May 4 on the Golf Channel.
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