No. 12 Men's Golf finishes third at Inverness
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The No. 12 ranked University of Texas men's golf team finished the 2005 Inverness Intercollegiate in third place led by a fourth place finish from sophomore Kevin Schulz and a fifth place finish from senior Matthew Mills Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio.
The Longhorns started the day in second place after the first 36 holes and stood only 10 strokes of the leader, No. 11 Southern California, with a total of 591. Schultz, who fired a low-round 69 for UT in his second round and the 73 on the final day, fueled the Longhorns' charge.
Schultz finished strong with the fourth-lowest final round total on the day, he tied his career-low round with 69 on Monday, and had a career-best finish by walking away at the No. 4 slot.
Mills finished the tournament with a total of 218, five over par, to tied Matt Harmon of Michigan State for a career-best fifth place. Texas and second place finisher USC both had two golfers in the top five after the smoke cleared Tuesday afternoon.
No. 11 Southern California opened their final round with a 10-stroke lead, but finished three strokes off the lead with a final of 883 to 2005 Inverness champions No. 6 Florida's 880. UT was eight strokes back in third with an 888, Kent State finished fourth with a 892, followed by Coastal Carolina in fifth with a total of 893.
Junior Farren Keenan finished tied for 26th with a three round total of 226, followed closely by junior Jhonattan Vegas with total of 228, tying him for 36 and sophomore Jace Moore tied for 53rd with a 232 total, despite a personal two-day low round of 76 on Tuesday.
Matt Every of Florida took medalist honors with a total of 213 and a final round of 68, Joshua Woodling and Taylor Wood of USC were close behind in second and third with totals of 215 and 216, respectively.
Florida had been 12 strokes off USC's lead after the 36-hole marathon on Monday, but shot a low team round of 287, coupled with USC's high-round for the tournament of 302, giving them the overall lead.
The Longhorns will return home to prepare for the Prestige Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif. on Oct. 17 and 18 hosted by California Davis.
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