Vegas takes No. 1 spot for Men's Golf trip to Hilo Intercollegiate
AUSTIN, Texas -- Junior Jhonattan Vegas takes the top spot for the second consecutive qualifying tournament, third time this season, for the upcoming Hilo Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii.
It was the second qualifying tournament of the spring held to determine the five men's golfers who will compete for Texas in Kona, Hawaii Feb. 8-10.
The 2006 Hilo Intercollegiate is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Waikoloa Village Golf Course, a par 72, 6,814-yard layout. Eighteen-six holes will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 8 scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. The second 18 holes will be played Thursday Feb. 9 and the final 18 holes will start at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10.
The following teams are scheduled to compete: Arizona State, Arkansas, Augusta State, California-Davis, Colorado, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii Hilo (host), Hawaii, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, Southern California, Stanford, Texas, Texas Christian and Washington.
Vegas had a low four-day total of 280, after rounds of 69, 66, 72 and 73. He is currently fifth on the team with a 74.7 per round average and tied for 50th at UT's last outing to PING/Arizona Intercollegiate on Jan. 30-21.
Sophomore Jace Moore and senior Matthew finished tied for second with a total of 286. Moore carded rounds of 75, 70, 67 and 74, while Mills put together rounds of 68, 72, 73 and 73 to make the trip. Mills is fresh off his tie for first-place at the PING/Arizona Intercollegiate and Moore is fourth on the team with a 74.6 per round average.
Senior Jeff Bell and junior Farren Keenan will round out the five for the Longhorns. Bell finished with a 287 and Keenan shot a four-round total of 288. Bell shot rounds of 68, 71, 73 and 75 in qualifying rounds, shooting nearly three strokes below his average for the year of 74. Keenan will be seeing his first action of the Spring and is currently second on the team averaging 73.2 strokes per round.