Scottie Scheffler of Texas hits his drive 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)

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Texas men’s golf team takes second at Lamkin San Diego Classic

Posted March 14th, 2017

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Scottie Scheffler and Gavin Hall tied for second place as they led the Texas men’s golf team to a second-place finish at the Lamkin San Diego Classic on Tuesday.

The Longhorns led entering the final round, but Mississippi was 19 strokes better on the final day to win by 14 strokes. As a team Texas shot 292 on the day while Mississippi shot 273. Overall Mississippi was 16-under at 848 while Texas shot 862 to finish at 2-under.

Scheffler and Hall each shot 69 as they both improved their scores in each round. They finished at 210, 6-under-par. Scheffler started the day with an eagle and followed that up with a birdie. It’s his second finish in the top-2 this season. Hall made four birdies in the round to record his best score of the season.

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“San Diego Country Club is outstanding as a test of golf,” head coach John Fields said. “Gavin Hall and Scottie Scheffler were in a position to win, but came up just short. As a team, we have work to do going into the final half of the season.”

Doug Ghim and Spencer Soosman finished tied for 43rd at 5-over while Steven Chervony tied for 57th. Ghim shot 78 on the day while Soosman finished the round at 76. Chervony shot 80 to finish the tournament.

Mississippi’s Ben Wolcott earned medalist honors as he finished at 207, 9-under, three shots better than Scheffler and Hall.

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