Men's Golf places 26th at NCAA Championship
May 29, 2009
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Texas finished off the remainder of its third and final round at the 2009 NCAA Championship, and the Longhorns finished strong. They completed the championship with their lowest round of the tournament Friday at the par 71, 7,255-yard Inverness Club.
The Longhorns carded an 11-over 295 in the final round to finish the NCAA Championship in 26th place with a 51-over 903. The top-eight teams have advanced to Friday morning's match-play quarterfinals, and the semifinals will be contested this afternoon. The two remaining teams will go head-to-head for the NCAA team title on Saturday. North Carolina State's Matt Hill captured the NCAA individual crown after finishing the tournament with a six-under 207.
Texas stood at 11-over par through the first 13 holes of round three when darkness suspended the round Thursday evening. The Longhorns resumed play Friday at 7 a.m. and ultimately finished the round where they started it Friday, at 11-over par, and moved two spots from 28th place to 26th place.
Junior Lance Lopez (Missouri City, Texas) picked up his round at the 14th hole and went three-over par the rest of the way to end the round with a five-over 76. Lopez finished the tournament tied for 60th place with a nine-over 222. Freshman Dylan Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) also resumed his round at the 14th hole and went two-under par through the remainder of the round to end with a two- over 73. Frittelli tied for 70th place overall with a 10-over 223.
Sophomore Donald Constable (Wayzata, Minn.) picked up his round at the 15th hole and played one-under golf the rest of the way to finish with a one-over 72. Constable tied for 104th place with a 14-over 227. Sophomore Bobby Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) picked up his final round at the 16th hole. Hudson parred the 16th hole, birdied the 17th hole and parred the final hole to end the round with a six-over 77. Hudson tied for 143rd place with a 21-over 234.
Junior Charlie Holland (Dallas, Texas) improved once again in round three and finished his round with a three-over 74 after carding a bogey on his only hole of the round on Friday. Holland placed 156th with a 29-over 242 for the tournament.
2009 NCAA Men's Golf Championship - Final Round