AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas men's golf team received a No. 16 ranking in the latest Golfstat.com head-to-head poll released today.
The Longhorns are coming off a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships on April 24-25. Texas, which carded a 54-hole total of 22-over-par 862 (285-287-290), placing ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 14 Baylor and No. 19 Texas Tech.
Senior Matt Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) claimed his first Big 12 individual title and second career medalist honors with an even-par 210 (71-70-69). Rosenfeld won by two strokes over Brodie Flanders of Oklahoma.
Over the past four weeks, Texas has moved from 37th (April 4) to 16th (May 2) in the rankings thanks to four straight Top 10 team finishes.
"This shows how much our senior leadership of Matt Rosenfeld, Matthew Mills and Jeff Bell have really stepped it up. They have taken the view that this team can accomplish great things, and they are pulling the team in with them," said head men's golf coach John Fields.
Texas has placed in the top five in five tournaments and in the Top 10 on nine occasions this season. UT has had an individual place in the top five in five of 11 tournaments this year.
Texas also is ranked No. 24 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index on and sixth in the South Central District.
The Longhorns will return to the course at the NCAA Regionals on May 18-20. Bids will be announced on May 8. Regionals at hosted at three sites: Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.; the Sand Ridge Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio; or the Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.