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

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Texas men’s golf tied for fourth place at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Posted October 21st, 2016

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The Texas men’s golf team shot 3 over par in the opening round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Friday in Alpharetta, Georgia and is tied for fourth place.

The Longhorns trail leader Oklahoma by eight strokes. The Sooners had four players finish in the top 17 and hold a two stroke lead over Duke.

Texas junior Scottie Scheffler had four birdies on the back nine, but double bogeyed the par-5 18th to finish with a 2-under 70. Scheffler is tied for sixth place and is three shots behind leader Jimmy Stanger of Virginia. Stanger had eight birdies on Friday and finished with a 67.

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UT’s Doug Ghim carded a 71 and is tied for eighth place at 1 under. Longhorns Gavin Hall and Taylor Funk finished at 3 over par and are tied for 43rd place.

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