AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman Kevin Shultz (Richardson, Texas) leads the 61st edition of the Massingil Trophy, the award given to the winner of the Texas Men's Golf intrasquad tournament, with a two-round total of 137 (-7) after shooting an opening-round 68 (-4) followed by a second-round 69 (-3). The first round was played at the Kiser Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 4 while Austin Country Club hosted the second round on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
"The Massingil Trophy is a prestigious award and is taken very seriously by the members of the Texas golf family," explained Texas head coach John Fields. "The winners get their name placed on a trophy with the likes of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Justin Leonard and Morris Williams, amongst others, so needless to say, it is a competitive event."
Junior Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) currently sits in second place, one stroke behind Schultz, at six-under-par (68-70=138). Senior Shaun Goodwin (Spring, Texas) is in the hunt at five-under-par after carding a first-round 70 and a second-round 69.
The other golfers under par include junior Matthew Mills (London, England) at three-under-par and sophomore Farren Keenan (Middlesex, England) and freshman Jace Moore (Southlake, Texas), who are tied at one-under-par.
Started in 1945, the Massingill competition was once the only way to become a member of UT's golf program. The competition was open to all male students at The University of Texas and the top performers were welcomed to join the Longhorns' golf team.
The competition will continue on Friday, Oct. 15 at The University of Texas Golf Club.