No. 7 Men's Golf holds one-shot lead heading into final round of Morris Williams Intercollegiate
April 4, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas sophomore Julio Vegas shot a 1-under 70 in round one and a 2-over 73 in round two to lead the seventh-ranked Longhorns in the blustery opening two rounds of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate Monday at the par 71, 7,412-yard University of Texas Golf Club.
Texas finished the opening two rounds of the 14-team event in the lead at 32-over par after shooting a 12-over 296 in round one and a 20-over 304 in round two. TCU sits in second at 33-over par, and Arkansas sits in third at 36-over par. TCU's Tom Hoge leads individually at 1-under par, and UT's Vegas sits in second just two shots off of the lead.
The 14-team field braved challenging elements through Monday's first and second rounds that were plagued by thunderstorms early in the morning and gusty winds throughout the afternoon. Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela), however, stood unfazed by the conditions and opened with a 1-under 70 in the morning round behind birdies at the first, second, ninth, 11th and 14th holes. Vegas followed with a 2-over 73 in round two to end the day in second place at 1-over par heading into Tuesday's final round.
Senior Bobby Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) carded a 5-over 76 in round one and followed with a 2-over 73 in round two. Hudson, the 2008 Morris Williams Intercollegiate individual medalist, is tied for fifth place at 7-over par. Junior Dylan Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) shot a 2-over 73 in round one and followed with an 83 in the second round. Frittelli is tied for 35th place at 14-over heading into the final round.
Sophomore Cody Gribble (Dallas, Texas) opened with a 6-over 77 in round one and followed with a 9-over 80 in round two. Gribble is tied for 40th place at 15-over par. Sophomore Johnathan Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) carded rounds of 81 and 78 on Monday and ended the day tied for 49th place at 17-over par. Five additional Longhorns are competing as individuals at the Morris Williams, and freshman Toni Hakula paced the quintet by ending the day tied for seventh place at 8-over par. Hakula opened the day with a 1-under 70 in the morning round.
Texas tees off in the final round on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Central.
Individual Standings (Top-Five)
Other Texas Players (competing as individuals)