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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Longhorns finish in seventh at Amer Ari Invitational

Posted February 4th, 2017

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The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team moved up a couple of spots to finish in a tie for seventh at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Saturday.

After falling to ninth place on Friday, the Longhorns finished the tournament shooting 851, 13-under.

Doug Ghim bounced back from a tough second round to shoot a 67 to lead the Longhorns on the final day of action. Ghim made six birdies and finished tied for 22nd.

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Scottie Scheffler shot 70 to finish 2-under on the day. He made five birdies on his way to tying for 27th.

Nick Costello finished tied for 56th after shooting 3-over on the day. His 75 put him at 1-over for the tournament.

Gavin Hall followed up Friday’s 67 with a 77 and fell to a tie for 60th place as he finished 2 over par.

Steven Chervony ended the tournament tied for 81st.

Texas Tech regained the lead and finished in first place, shooting 820, 44 under par. Southern Cal was eight shots back and finished in second. Rico Hoey of Southern Cal, Frederik Nilehn of Texas Tech and Jared du Toit of Arizona State were all tied for top individual honors.

The Longhorns will next compete in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at Querencia Golf Club beginning February 26.

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