LAS VEGAS -- Junior Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) fired a three-under-par 69 and stands alone in third place as the Texas men's golf team sits in 14th place after the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship (Southern Highlands Golf Club: Par 72, 7,510 yards). The Longhorns combined for a 14-over-par 302 and are 14 strokes behind leader Arizona State (288, E). South Carolina's Mark Anderson and UCLA's Daniel Im are tied atop the individual leaderboard at six-under-par (66).
"Obviously, we aren't happy with where we sit as a team, but the course played very difficult," said Texas head coach John Fields. "Matthew Rosenfeld did a great job today, and we expect some of the other players to join him over the next two rounds."
Senior Shaun Goodwin (Spring, Texas) had a solid round going for most of the day, but a triple bogey on the final hole dropped him into a tie for 31st place at two-over-par (74). Junior Matthew Mills (London, England) shot a six-over-par 78 and is tied for 61st place after the first round.
Sophomore Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) and freshman Kevin Schultz (Richardson, Texas) each finished with nine-over-par 81s and are tied for 75th place.
"We changed up our lineup a little for this tournament and we have some young golfers playing," added Fields. "It will take them a little bit of time to get comfortable, but we are confident that they can help us now and down the road."
For complete results, visit TexasSports.com and click on the men's golf results link in the live scoring section. Second-round action will begin at 9 a.m. (Central) on Saturday, March 12. Texas will be grouped with players from New Mexico and TCU.