BRYAN, Texas -- Junior Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) carded a one-over-par 73 in the final round of the Aggie Invitational (Traditions Golf Club: Par 72, 7,235 yards) to finish in a tie for third at three-under-par (72-68-73=213), while the Texas men's golf team finished sixth at 28-over-par (300-291-301=892). Bell ended up three strokes behind Oklahoma's Anthony Kim and New Mexico's Spencer Levin. Oklahoma State took the team championship with a six-over-par 870.
"I'm very happy for Jeff Bell," said Texas head coach John fields. "He is starting to get healthy and he putted the ball very well this weekend. This is the kind of performance we'll need from him as we head into the Big 12 Championship."
Bell entered the final round in second place at four-under-par after carding the low score of the second round. He got off to a rough start in the final round, bogeying four of the first five holes. But, he battled back to shoot three-under-par over the remaining 13 holes to finish at one-over-par for the day and three-under-par for the tournament.
Junior Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) fought back from an opening-round six-over-par 78 to shoot a 70 and a 72 over the last two rounds to finish in a tie for 12th place at four-over-par. Sophomore Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) finished in a tie for 51st place at 15-over-par after shooting a seven-over-par 79 in the final round.
Senior Shaun Goodwin (Spring, Texas) and junior Matthew Mills (London, England) tied for 57th place at 17-over-par, while freshman Jace Moore (Southlake, Texas), who was playing as an individual, finished in a tie for 45th place at 14-over-par.
"The team has had some decent finishes over the last three tournaments," added Fields. "We have some things we need to clean up as we head into the Big 12s, but if we increase our discipline, we have a chance to be in contention."
The Longhorns will now prepare for the Big 12 Championship, which will be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Trinity, Texas from April 29-May 1.
1. Oklahoma State, 290-290-290=870 (+6)
2. New Mexico, 286-294-292=872 (+8)
3. Texas Tech, 294-291-297=882 (+18)
4. Oklahoma, 296-299-294=889 (+25)
5. SMU, 293-289-309=891 (+27)
6. TEXAS, 300-291-301=892 (+28)
7. Baylor, 303-294-297=894 (+30)
8. Kent State, 296-301-302=899 (+35)
9. Michigan State, 294-300-307=901 (+37)
10. Texas A&M (A), 302-294-306=902 (+38)
11. Northwestern, 305-292-308=905 (+41)
12. Ohio State, 294-305-307=906 (+42)
13. Texas A&M (B), 294-307-308=909 (+45)
14. Notre Dame, 318-304-297=919 (+55)
Individual Top Nine
T1. Anthony Kim (Oklahoma), 72-69-69=210 (-6)
T1. Spencer Levin (New Mexico), 67-69-74=210 (-6)
T3. Charlie Beljan (New Mexico), 71-71-71=213 (-3)
T3. Jeff Bell (TEXAS), 72-68-73=213 (-3)
T3. Tyler Leon (Oklahoma State), 69-72-72=213 (-3)
6. Jeremy Alcorn (Baylor), 70-72-72=214 (-2)
7. Andrew Dresser (Texas Tech), 73-73-71=217 (+1)
T8. Colt Knost (SMU), 71-71-76=218 (+2)
T8. Pablo Martin (Oklahoma State), 74-73-71=218 (+2)
Other Texas Individuals
T12. Matthew Rosenfeld, 78-70-72=220 (+4)
T45. Jace Moore*, 76-76-78=230 (+14)
T51. Jhonattan Vegas, 77-75-79=231 (+15)
T57. Shaun Goodwin, 73-80-80=233 (+17)
T57. Matthew Mills, 78-78-77=233 (+17)
* - playing as an individual