Scottie Scheffler of Texas hits his drive 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 golf in first at men’s Big 12 Championship

Posted April 25th, 2017

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The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team was trailing by 11 strokes to start the day but now have the lead after three rounds of action at the Big 12 Championship in Hutchinson, Kan.

Scottie Scheffler led the Longhorns as he shot 70 in the second round before carding a 68 to sit in a tie for first place at 5-over-par. Brad Dalke of Oklahoma is also in first. Scheffler leads the tournament in birdies, with 14 through three rounds.

The teams played 36 holes on Tuesday after play was suspended on Monday. Texas shot 274 in the second round and followed it up with 283 in the third round. The Longhorns are tied at the top with Oklahoma State.

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Doug Ghim shot a 68 before his third-round 70 to finish at 8-over. He moved up eight spots in the process. He made par on seven holes in a row to start the day. Ghim made nine birdies in the two rounds.

Steven Chervony also carded a second-round 68 before shooting 75 in the third round to sit in a tie for seventh at 9-over.

Gavin Hall is in a tie for 17th with Spencer Soosman tied for 32nd. Hall shot 72 and then 70 to sit at 12-over. Soosman is 18-over after three rounds.

The Longhorns totaled 39 birdies to lead the tournament.

The final round begins Wednesday with the Longhorns teeing off with Oklahoma State at 9:30 a.m.

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