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)


No. 1 Texas men’s golf places seventh at Fighting Illini Invite

Posted September 18th, 2016


Texas senior Gavin Hall shot a 3-under-par 67 to finish tied for fourth place and UT’s Doug Ghim notched a top-ten finish to help the top-ranked Longhorns place seventh at the Fighting Illini Invite on Sunday at Olympia Fields golf course in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

Hall rolled in four birdies and had one bogey in the final round to finish the tournament at even par. Hall’s 67 was the second lowest round shot on Sunday. Texas A&M Cameron Champ won medalist honors at 5-under after carding a 1-under 69. Illinois’ Dylan Meyer, who entered the third round tied for first, shot 3 over and tied for second with Arizona State’s Ki Taek Lee at 1 under.

Host Illinois won the team title at 5 over, followed by Oklahoma State (18 over) and Texas A&M (24 over). The Longhorns posted their best score this weekend in the final round, a 7-over 287, and finished at 33 over par.


“Coming to Olympia Fields is always a great challenge.” said Texas coach John Fields. ” As a U.S. Open course, it educates and motivates our team. Gavin Hall played two great rounds coming in with a 68 and 67, finishing in a tie for fourth. Doug Ghim’s top-10 was outstanding as well.” said Fields.

Ghim followed a second-round 69 with 2-over 72 and finished tied for tenth place at 2 over. Texas sophomore Steven Chervony shot 2 over in the final round and finished tied for 48th at 15 over. Taylor Funk shot a 76 on Sunday and finished at 16 over.


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