Men's Golf finishes fourth at Morris Williams Intercollegiate
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas men's golf team finished in fourth place at the 2006 Morris Williams Intercollegiate on Tuesday afternoon at the Austin Country Club. Seniors Matthew Mills (London, England) and Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) both finished tied for 13th-place to pace the Longhorns.
UT finished the day with a final round of two-over par 290 after rounds of even-par 288 and two-under par 286 on Monday. Texas' total of even-par 864 was one off of third-place BYU's one-under par 863. Oklahoma State won its 11th Morris Williams title with a 14-under par total of 850. Texas Tech was second with a five-under par total of 859.
"We are very proud of the team and the way they played down the stretch," said Texas head coach John Fields. "It can be tough to play at home. You get one shot and you want to make it your best. Our guys played hard and got through a few rough spots to put together some strong performances."
Mills put together a one-over par final round of 73 with 15 pars, one birdie and two bogeys to tie for 13th place with a total score of even-par 216. On Monday, Mills finished the opening round with a two-under par 70 and in the second round shot a one-over par 73.
Tying with Mills at even-par was Bell who closed the day with a one-under par 71 to go with rounds of four-over 76 and three-under 69 from Monday's 36-hole opener.
Junior Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) finished the tournament in a tie for 32nd-place after a final round of four-over par 76 to post a total of four-over par 220. Senior Matt Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) finished in a tie for 47th-place with a total score of seven-over par 223 and rounds of 79, 70 and 74.
Freshman Randy Lowry (Spring, Texas) tied for 36th-place after three rounds. Lowry shot an even-par round of 72 to finish the tournament at five-over par and a final total of 221. Lowry had rounds of even-par 72 and five-over par 77 on Monday.
Playing as individuals in the tournament for Texas were sophomores Jace Moore (Southlake, Texas) who tied for 57th (80+73+72=225, +9) and Hector Diaz-Ceballos (Morelos, Mexico) who placed 92nd (85+74+81=240, +24). Moore finished third in the tournament with a total of 38 pars out of 54 holes.
Texas will return to the links on April 10-11 whenthe team travels to Atlanta, Ga. for the Georgia Tech Invitational hosted by No. 4 ranked Georgia Tech.
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