Men's Golf finishes strong, takes sixth place at PING/Golfweek Preview
Sept. 28, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Behind a 2-under 70 from sophomore Cody Gribble, Texas notched the low round of the day and moved up two spots to sixth place Tuesday after the final round of the PING/Golfweek Preview, a 15-team event at Karsten Creek Golf Club, the site of the 2011 NCAA Men's Golf Championship.
The Longhorns collectively shot a 3-over 291 on the day and finished in sixth place with a 27-over 891 for the tournament. Notably, Texas finished the tournament's final 36 holes at 5-over par, the best mark in the field. Host Oklahoma State defeated second-place UCLA by four strokes at 14-over par. Georgia took third at 19-over par, and Texas A&M and Augusta State tied for fourth place at 23-over par. UCLA's Pontus Widegren claimed individual medalist honors at 2-under par and won by two strokes.
Gribble continued his upward swing at Karsten Creek after struggling with an 80 in Sunday's opening round. Gribble (Dallas, Texas) followed his 2-under 70 on Monday with an identical score on Tuesday behind six birdies, including consecutive birdies at holes eight, nine and 10. Gribble registered his eighth career top-10 finish, as he tied for sixth place overall at 4-over par.
Junior Dylan Frittelli carded a 2-over 74 behind birdies at the seventh, 14th and 17th holes. Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) tied for 13th place at 6-over par. Senior Bobby Hudson saved his low round of the tournament for last, as he fired an even-par 72 behind a spotless back nine and birdies at the 13th and 15th holes. Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) tied for 16th place at 7-over par.
Sophomore Johnathan Schnitzer matched his 5-over 77 from round two and dropped birdies at the first, 10th and 12th holes. Schnitzer (Houston, Texas) tied for 38th place at 14-over par. Sophomore Julio Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) also duplicated his second-round score and carded a 3-over 75 behind birdies at the first, seventh, eighth and 10th holes. Vegas tied for 43rd place in his first collegiate start at 15-over par.
Texas resumes fall tournament play on Monday, Oct. 11 at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.