Men's Golf takes fifth at Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational
Sept. 19, 2010
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Paced by a top-10 finish by senior Bobby Hudson, No. 11 Texas placed fifth at the 15-team Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational Sunday at the Olympia Fields Country Club.
The Longhorns carded a 7-over 287 in Sunday's final round and finished in fifth place at 18-over par for the tournament. Florida won the team title at 5-over par, and Oklahoma State and Augusta State tied for second at 12-over par. Alabama finished one shot ahead of the Longhorns in fourth place at 17-over par. Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein took individual medalist honors at 6-under par.
Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) shot a 2-over 72 in Sunday's final round and sank one birdie at the opening hole. Hudson tied for fifth place overall at 1-over par. Junior Dylan Frittelli fired a 1-over 71 in the final round behind birdies at the first and ninth holes. Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) tied for 16th place at 4-over par.
Sophomore Cody Gribble provided the low score of the day for the Longhorns with his even-par 70 featuring a birdie at the 17th hole. Gribble (Dallas, Texas) tied for 20th place at 5-over par. Junior Alex Moon carded a 4-over 74 and dropped birdies at the fifth and 15th holes. Moon (Plano, Texas) tied for 45th place at 12-over par.
Sophomore Johnathan Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) shot an 8-over 78 and added a birdie at the 14th hole. Schnitzer tied for 63rd place at 16-over par.
Texas resumes fall tournament play on Sunday, Sept. 26 at the PING Preview at Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek Golf Club, the site of the 2011 NCAA Championships.
Texas head coach John Fields
"Olympia Fields was the test we thought it was going to be, and while we did some very good things this week, we need to continue our climb. Cody Gribble played really well today as did Dylan Frittelli and Bobby Hudson. Alex Moon gave us some help in the No. 4 spot, and I believe he grew as a player this week. It was a privilege to play at Olympia Fields against a great tournament field. Finishing in the top-five is nothing to scoff at, and now we'll get ready for the PING Preview."
Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational