Men's Golf preview: Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters
March 7, 2013
UP NEXT: Texas (No. 2 Golfweek/Sagarin, No. 5 Golf World/Nike Golf men's coaches' poll) travels to Las Vegas for the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
WHERE: Southern Highlands Golf Club (par 72, 7,510 yards)
WHEN: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
TEE TIMES: Play will begin each day at 10 a.m. Central off Nos. 1 and 10. Texas will play alongside host UNLV and Alabama in Friday’s first round beginning at 10:45 a.m. off the first tee. Second and third-round pairings will be based off team standings.
THE TOURNAMENT FIELD (including eight of the Top 10 teams per the March 7 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings): No. 3 Alabama, No. 1 California, No. 8 Duke, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Georgia, No. 12 Georgia Tech, No. 5 New Mexico, No. 26 Oklahoma, No. 16 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Stanford, No. 2 TEXAS, No. 25 Texas A&M, No. 6 UCLA, UNLV, No. 7 USC.
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No. 2 – Julio Vegas
No. 3 - Toni Hakula
No. 4 – Brax McCarthy
No. 5 – Kramer Hickok
LAST TIME OUT: The No. 2 Texas Men’s Golf (285-274-283=842, -22) team coasted to its second win of the season in a 21-stroke victory in the Bayou City Collegiate Championship at Redstone Golf Club. Freshman Brandon Stone (72-68-67=207) picked up his second medalist award, and senior Julio Vegas (69-69-72=210) and junior Toni Hakula (72-67-72=211) finished second and tied for third, respectively. Junior walk-on Brax McCarthy (67-69-77=213), the 36-hole leader, tied for sixth place overall while competing as an individual for the Longhorns.
LAST YEAR AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERS: Dylan Frittelli recorded his seventh top-10 finish of the season with a team-best tie for eighth place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The 2012 Ben Hogan Award Watch List candidate carded a 54-hole total of 2-over-par 218 (71-72-75) at Southern Highlands and paced the Longhorns (292-292-307=891, +27) to a sixth-place finish.