The top-ranked Longhorns moved within two strokes of the lead after carding a 3-under-par 277 in the third round of the NCAA Championship on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon.
Texas is in second place at 7 over par, after entering the third round in a tie for 7th place at 10 over. Vanderbilt shot 2 over on Sunday and is in the lead at 5 over.
Texas’ Beau Hossler led the rally with a 3-under 67. Hossler had four birdies and a bogey on his front nine and shot even par on the back nine. He is in third place at 3 under and is three shots behind leader Aaron Wise of Oregon. Wise was tied with Hossler in 14th place at even par entering Sunday’s round and shot a 64.
UT’s Gavin Hall was 3 over through the first three holes, then had five birdies to finish with a 2-under 68. Hall is tied for 34th place at 4 over. UT’s Doug Ghim, Scottie Scheffler and Taylor Funk shot 1 over in the third round.
The top-15 teams in the 30-team field made the cut for Monday’s final round of stroke play. The 72-hole individual champion will be crowned on Monday and the top eight teams will advance to the match-play team championship.
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