The bag of Texas' Steven Chervony sits on the 17th fairway during the NCAA men's golf regional at UT Golf Club, Monday, May 15, 2017. [Stephen Spillman/for Statesman]

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Texas men’s golf team drops to fifth at Amer Ari Invitational

Posted February 2nd, 2018

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Spencer Soosman shot a second-round 68 to lead the Texas men’s golf team to a fifth place tie in the standings at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii on Friday.

Texas shot 283 and trail first-place Oklahoma State overall by 15 strokes. The Longhorns led after one round when they shot 279 on Thursday.

Soosman duplicated his first-round score to tie for third place after two rounds. He trails Hayden Wood of Oklahoma State by two strokes. Soosman made seven birdies in the round.

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Doug Ghim, who tied for second with Soosman after Thursday’s round, followed up his first-round 68 with a 71 to sit in a tie for 12th. Ghim recorded a single bogey on his scorecard that accumulated 15 pars and two birdies.

Scottie Scheffler shot a 72 and sits tied for 23rd. He made three birdies on the day but also had three bogeys.

Drew Jones shot a 72 as well, moving into a tie for 63rd at 2 over par overall.

Nick Costello is 6 over par at 150 through two rounds after shooting a 76. That’s good for a tie in 90th.

Steven Chervony competed as an individual and shot 71 for the second round in a row. He sits in a tie for 32nd at 2 under.

Chistoffer Bring is tied for 84th after shooting a 76 on Friday. He’s at 5-over-par 149.

The final round of competition begins at 11:30 a.m. The Texas men’s golf team will tee off with Oregon, TCU and eighth-ranked Auburn.

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