Men's Golf finishes sixth at Hilo Intercollegiate, fueled by Vegas' final round 67
KONA, Hawaii -- The University of Texas men's golf team completed the University Hawaii Hilo Intercollegiate in sixth place, helped by Jhonattan Vegas' final round 67 and first top five finish of the season Friday in Kona, Hawaii.
The Big Island was good to Vegas who tied the season low score he set on Wednesday in the first round of the tournament shooting 67 again in the final round. He finished with rounds of 67, 74 and 67 for a total score of five under-par 208 and tied with Edward McGlasson of Colorado and Roberto Castro of Georgia Tech for fifth.
Georgia Tech took first place after the final round with a score of 825 (-27), followed by Oklahoma State in second with a 13-under par 839. Southern California was third with a score of 840 (-12), Hawaii was fourth with a two-under par 850 and Stanford rounded out the top five with a six-over par 858.
Texas finished with rounds of 279, 294 and 288 to take sixth place with a three round total of nine-over par 861. It was the fifth top 10 finish for the Longhorns this season and third top six finish in five events.
On the year, Texas has had three different players finish in the top five in five tournaments with Kevin Schultz taking fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate on Sept. 20 and Matthew Mills finishing regulation tied for first at the PING/Arizona Intercollegiate on Jan. 31.
Mills finished the day in a tied for 35th place with rounds of 73, 76 and a final round of 68 for a four-over par 217. Jeff Bell followed with a final score of six-over par 219, good enough to tie for 45th place.
Farren Keenan and Jace Moore finished up the Texas contingent in ties for 78th place (225, +12) and a tie for 96th place (229, +16), respectively.
Texas will return home and be back in action when they travel to Puerto Rico to participate in the Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 26-28.