Frittelli takes medalist honors at National Invitational Tournament
March 18, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Texas sophomore Dylan Frittelli registered his second career collegiate victory Thursday, as he fired a 2-under 70 in the final round and secured a three-stroke win at the 83-player National Invitational Tournament at the par 72, 7,200-yard Omni Tucson National Golf Club.
Frittelli, who trailed TCU's Johan de Beer and Baylor's Joakim Mikkelsen by one shot heading into the final round, finished at 6-under par for the 54-hole event, as he outdistanced Colorado State's Bryce Hanstad and Baylor's Mikkelsen. It marks the second victory for a Longhorn this season and the first for Frittelli since February 2009, when he captured the Puerto Rico Classic.
As a team, Texas saved its finest round of the tournament for Thursday, as UT carded a 5-under 283 and finished the event in second place at 2-under par. TCU took the team title at 12-under par, and SMU placed third at 1-over par.
Junior Bobby Hudson fired a 1-under 71 in Thursday's final round and landed his second top-five finish of the season. Hudson finished in fourth at 2-under par. Senior Lance Lopez matched Frittelli's 2-under 70 in the final round and tied for 12th place at even-par.
Texas resumes play on Monday, April 5 when it hosts the annual Morris Williams Intercollegiate at The University of Texas Golf Club.
National Invitational Tournament (Top 5 Teams)
1 TCU 286-283-283-852 (-12)
2 TEXAS 291-288-283-862 (-2)
3 SMU 293-294-278-865 (+1)
4 Arizona 293-284-290-867 (+3)
5 California 294-293-283-870 (+6)
1 Dylan Frittelli 73-67-70-210 (-6)
4 Bobby Hudson 71-72-71-214 (-2)
T12 Lance Lopez 71-75-70-216 (E)
T40. Cody Gribble 77-74-72-223 (+7)
T48. Charlie Holland 76-75-74-225 (+9)
T51. Johnathan Schnitzer (individual) 73-83-70-226 (+10)