Men's Golf finishes tied for 23rd place at NCAA Championship
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Texas men's golf team posted an 18-over-par 298 in the third round of the NCAA Championship (Caves Valley Golf Club: Par 70, 7,131 yards) to finish tied for 23rd place. The top 15 teams after 54 holes advanced to play in the final round on Saturday. Currently, Georgia leads the field at 15-over-par followed by Georgia Tech, which stands at 24-over-par. Pepperdine's Michael Putnam is at the top of the individual leader board at three-under-par followed by Georgia Tech's Roberto Castro and Augusta State's Major Manning, who both stand at two-under-par.
"We had an opportunity today, but unfortunately we couldn't take advantage of it," said Texas head coach John Fields. "I'm proud of our guys, but we had three tough rounds and just weren't able to put it together."
Junior Matthew Mills (London, England) was the low Longhorn at 10-over-par. He is tied for 43rd place after three rounds with seven others. He posted his second three-over-par 73 during the third round to go along with a 74 in the second round.
Senior Shaun Goodwin (Spring, Texas) finished his final collegiate tournament tied for 97th place at 16-over-par. He shot a third-round 74, which was his best round of the tournament, to go along with a first-round 77 and a second-round 75.
Junior Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) is tied for 112th place after three rounds at 18-over-par. He carded an eight-over-par 78 in the third round. Classmate Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) finished with a 19-over-par 229, while sophomore Farren Keenan (Middlesex, England) tied for 126th place at 20-over-par.
The final 15 teams will tee off at 7:27 a.m. (Central) to decide the men's golf national championship.
Team Standings (After Three Rounds) (Field cut to top 15 teams for final round)
Individual Top Seven