No. 8 Men's Golf takes fifth place at Aggie Invitational
April 17, 2011
BRYAN, Texas -Texas sophomore Julio Vegas fired a 4-under 68, and sophomore Johnathan Schnitzer joined Vegas to finish in the top-15 Sunday afternoon at the 11-team Aggie Invitational at Traditions Club (par 72, 7,146 yards).
Texas shot the second-lowest round of the day and finished with a 3-over 363 in the final round of the event that features six players on each team with the low five scores counting toward each team's round. UT moved from eighth place through two rounds to a finish of fifth place at 42-over par.
Host Texas A&M won the event at 5-over par, and Oklahoma State took second at 23-over par. Texas Tech placed third at 34-over par, and Baylor took fourth at 41-over par, one shot ahead of the Longhorns. Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein took individual medalist honors at 6-under par and won by five strokes.
Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) scattered six birdies among only two bogeys on his way to his 4-under 68 in round three. Vegas tied for 14th place overall at 6-over par for the event. Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) carded a 1-over 73 in Sunday's final round and sank four birdies on the day. Schnitzer tied for 14th alongside Vegas at 6-over for the tournament.
Junior Dylan Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) shot a 3-over 75 and carded one birdie for the day. Frittelli tied for 24th place at 9-over par. Freshman Toni Hakula (Espoo, Finland) scattered three birdies in round three and finished with a tournament-best 1-over 73. Hakula tied for 31st place at 10-over par.
Sophomore Cody Gribble (Dallas, Texas) sank a couple of birdies in round three and finished with a 3-over 75. Gribble tied for 36th place at 12-over par. Senior Bobby Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) sank three birdies and finished with a 2-over 74 in round three. Hudson tied for 38th place at 13-over par. Playing as an individual, junior Alex Moon (Plano, Texas) shot a 5-over 77 in the final round and finished in a tie for 34th place at 11-over par.
With the regular season behind them, the Longhorns will set their sights on the Big 12 Championships set for April 25-27 in Hutchinson, Kan.