Gavin Hall of texas hits out of a bunker on the first hole during the final round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club on June 1, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Longhorns tie for fourth at Valspar Collegiate

Posted March 21st, 2017

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The Texas men’s golf team shot 276 and finished in a tie for fourth place at the Valspar Collegiate in Palm City, Fla. on Tuesday.

Texas finished the three-round tournament at 864, five shots back from first place.

Doug Ghim shot a 65, the best round of the day, and finished in a tie for fourth to lead the 13th-ranked Longhorns. He made eight birdies, four in a row at one point, to shoot up the scoreboard 29 spots. He was even for the tournament and made 15 birdies, the most in the competition.

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Gavin Hall finished in a tie for 12th after shooting 69 on Tuesday. He finished at 2-over, 215 for the tournament.

“Doug Ghim’s 65 and Gavin Hall’s 69 were outstanding,” head coach John Fields said of Tuesday’s performance. “Eight under par was a good way to finish today’s round and will provide momentum going into the final two events prior to our postseason.”

Spencer Soosman was tied for 29th and shot 72 on the day. His score of 220 overall put him at 7 over par.

Steven Chervony ended the tournament one shot back of Soosman at 221. Chervony shot 75 on the day and tied for 35th overall.

Scottie Scheffler turned in his best round of the tournament with a 70. He finished tied for 46th at 223, 10-over.

Tyler Strafaci of Georgia Tech shot 211, 2-under overall to finish with medalist honors while Wake Forest won the tournament at 7-over.

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