Fifth-ranked Texas shot 2 over par in the opening round of the Nike Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on Sunday and is in fifth place.
Oklahoma leads the team standings at 7 under and holds a two-stroke lead over Vanderbilt. Florida is in third place at 3 under followed by Wake Forest.
Oklahoma’s Blaine Hale carded a 66 and is tied with Vanderbilt’s John Augenstein for first place at 4 under.
Texas senior Gavin Hall shot a 2-under 68 and is tied for ninth. Hall was 2 under through eight holes and made the turn at 1 under after a bogey on the par-4 ninth. Hall had a bogey-free back nine and birdied the par-4 12th. Hall has carded rounds in the 60s in three of four rounds this season.
Texas sophomore Steven Chervony shot even par and is tied for 16th place and juniors Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler shot 2 over par.
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