Lowry completes first trip to NCAA Men's Golf Championship
SUNRIVER, Ore. -- Texas freshman men's golfer Randy Lowry wrapped up his first trip to the NCAA Championship Friday at the Crossriver Golf Course (par 72 over 7,630 yards) in Sunriver, Ore.
The championship tournament consists of 30 teams and the nation's top six individuals not on those teams. All 156 players competed for the first three days, May 31-June 2, while Saturday's final round is cut to the top 15 teams and top six individuals not on an advancing team. Lowry was competing as an individual.
Lowry (Spring, Texas) failed to make the cut after posting a final round 73 (+1), his best round of the championship, on Friday. The UT rookie finished 11-over par (227) and finished tied for 123rd. In his final round, Lowry was one-under par through the first seven holes before bogeying No. 17 and posting a double-bogey six on No. 1. He ended the last eight holes with seven pars and a birdie.
"Randy put together a solid third round in some tough conditions," said UT men's golf head coach John Fields. "This experience is only something that he is going to learn from and use to improve his game. It was great he was able to compete at the championship as a freshman. He got back to what got him here today and his score showed."
Washington remains in the championship lead for the second consecutive day despite posting a third round six-over par 294 on Friday. Washington is at seven-under par (857) through three rounds. Florida, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest are all tied for second, just three strokes back with identical 10-under par 860s.
Jonathan Moore of Oklahoma State overtook Kyle Reifers of Wake Forest, who was in first place for the opening two rounds. Moore posted a third-day three-under par 69 to move to nine-under (207) for the championship. Reifers is in second place at eight-under par (208) and Moore's Cowboy teammate, Pablo Martin, is third at seven under (209).