Nov. 12, 2008
KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Texas freshman Dylan Frittelli shot a seven-under 65, and sophomores Donald Constable and Bobby Hudson added two additional sub-70 rounds, as the Longhorns rallied from two strokes down to capture the team championship at the 19-team Turtle Bay Intercollegiate at the Turtle Bay Resort.
Texas saved its best for last on Wednesday, as UT shot a collective 15-under 273, its lowest round of the 54-hole event, to finish with a 21-under 843 for the tournament and defeat second-place San Diego State by three strokes. UNLV placed third at 14-under par. Ohio State's Vaughn Snyder took medalist honors at 11-under par.
The win is Texas' second of the fall season. The Longhorns tied LSU for the team title at the season-opening Gopher Invitational in September.
Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) improved throughout the tournament and chipped in his first sub-70 round of the tournament when his team needed it most. With his seven-under 65 in the final round, Frittelli finished the event tied for sixth place at six-under par.
Constable (Wayzata, Minn.) improved dramatically in the final round after carding an eight-over 80 in Tuesday's second round. Constable fired a five-under 67 on Wednesday and finished the tournament tied for 51st place at four-over par.
Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.), like Frittelli and Constable, sank his first sub-70 round of the tournament on Wednesday, as he carded a three-under 69. Hudson tied for 10th place overall at five-under par. Junior All-American Charlie Holland (Dallas, Texas) carded an even-par 72 and finished the tournament tied for 31st place at one-under par.
Freshman Adam Wennerstrom (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis) shot a four-over 76 in round three and finished in a tie for 34th place at even par. Wennerstrom opened his first tournament as a Longhorn on Monday with an impressive six-under 66.
As a team, Texas will resume play on Feb. 27, 2009 at the Puerto Rico Collegiate. Holland will participate as an individual at the All-American Invitational in El Paso beginning Nov. 24.
HEAD COACH John Fields
On the win: I'm very pleased to win in Hawaii and close out the fall with a win. That's two wins for the fall, and we're really happy about that. I look forward to going into the offseason with a victory. We will get better and better from here.
On the play of the freshmen: Dylan (Frittelli) came up big with a 65, and he has been waiting for that all year. Adam (Wennerstrom) came up with the 66 in the first round. The story for us was that the freshmen really came through and helped us out this week. Our older guys are the core of our team, but it's good for them to see that the younger guys are here to help. If they all play the kind of golf we know they can play, we'll have a shot to be one of the better teams in the country.
Turtle Bay Intercollegiate - Final Results
1 TEXAS 280-290-273-843 (-21)
T6 Dylan Frittelli 73-72-65-210 (-6)
T10 Bobby Hudson 71-71-69-211 (-5)
T31 Charlie Holland 70-73-72-215 (-1)
T34 Adam Wennerstrom 66-74-76-216 (E)
T51. Donald Constable 73-80-67-220 (+4)