Scottie Scheffler of Texas plays a shot on the 13th hole during day 1 of the 2016 East Lake Cup at East Lake Golf Club on October 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Texas wins East Lake Cup consolation match

Posted November 2nd, 2016


The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team was victorious in the East Lake Cup consolation match in Atlanta, defeating Vanderbilt 4-1 on Wednesday.

Scottie Scheffler, who won the individual stroke play title on Monday, defeated Will Gordon on the 18th hole to seal the match win.

Scheffler started well as he went 2 up after the first two holes. He went 3 up on the back nine and eventually held off a charging Gordon.


The Longhorns trailed early after Patrick Martin defeated Taylor Funk 1 up, but Texas went on to win four straight to take the victory.

Steven Chervony had the biggest win as he defeated Theo Humphrey 7 and 6 to even the match at 1-1. Chervony was already 6 up by the seventh hole.

Gavin Hall put the Longhorns up for good with his 4 and 3 win over Matthias Schwab.

Doug Ghim defeated J. Augenstein 1 up for the other match win for Texas.

Illinois defeated the defending NCAA champion Oregon Ducks 3-2 in the championship match.

The Longhorns won’t be back in action until Feb. when they compete in the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in Hawaii.

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