The top-ranked Texas golf team shot 14 over par in the opening round of the Fighting Illini Invite at Olympia Fields Country Club on Friday and is tied for sixth place.
Host Illinois had three players shoot under par and is in the lead at 6-under. Illinois’ Bryan Baumgarten shot a 5-under 65 and is tied for the lead with and Texas A&M’s Cameron Champ. The Aggies are in second place at even par and Oklahoma State is in third place at 7 over.
UT’s Doug Ghim shot 1 over par and is tied for 12th place. Ghim was at even par through nine holes and had back-to-back birdies on the par-4 11th and par-4 12th to get to two under. He bogeyed four consecutive holes and closed with a birdie to finish with a 71.
Longhorns Taylor Funk and Steven Chervony shot 4 over par and are tied for 29th place. Senior Gavin Hall was five over par in the first round and freshman Nick Costello shot a 77 in his collegiate debut.
Texas junior Scottie Scheffler missed the event to compete in the World Amateur Team Championship. The World Amateur Team Championship features four rounds of stroke play and will begin September 21st in Rivera, Mexico.
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