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)


Hall’s 63 leads Texas to tie for first place at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

Posted October 23rd, 2016


Texas senior Gavin Hall shot a 63 in the final round to help the Longhorns move up six spots and tie for first place with Virginia at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Sunday in Alpharetta, Ga.

Texas began the final round tied for seventh place at 3 over par and shot an 11-under 277 in the final round to finish at 8 under and win its first team title this season.

Hall made nine birdies, including five on the front nine, with no bogeys and tied for fourth at 9 under. His 63 was the lowest round shot by a Texas golfer since Brandon Stone’s 63 in 2012.


Four Longhorns shot even par or lower Sunday.

UT’s Doug Ghim birdied the final three holes to finish with a 71 and placed third at 7 under. He ended up two stokes behind co-medalists Jimmy Stanger of Virginia and Max McGreevy of Oklahoma.

UT’s Steven Chervony shot his best round of the tournament Sunday, a 1-under 71, after shooting 17 over through the first two rounds. Texas’ Taylor Funk also carded his best round of the weekend, a 72, and finished at 8 over.

Texas junior Scottie Scheffler shot 1 over in the final round and tied for 16th at 1 under.

“Gavin Hall’s 63 was sensational.” said Texas coach John Fields. “In the end, it was a team effort, with Doug Ghim finishing with three-consecutive birdies, Steven Chervony’s under par round, Taylor Funk finishing at par and Scottie Scheffler 1-under par for the tournament.”

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