TRINITY, Texas -- The Texas A&M Aggies captured their first-ever team title at the 2012 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas on Sunday.
Texas made a run, overcoming a nine-stroke deficit midway through the final round but it wasn't enough to fig(ht off Texas A&M. The Longhorns finished three strokes behind at 1168. Texas Tech came in third (1183), Oklahoma followed in fourth (1185) and Baylor rounded out the top five with a 72-hole team total of 1187.
Oklahoma State (1196), Iowa State (1204), Missouri (1209), Kansas State (1227) and Kansas (1246) completed the final team standings.
Joakim Mikkelsen became the second Baylor player in championship history to take the individual crown (Worth Williams, 2001). The senior started the day in a tie for sixth, then carded a 4-under-par 68 to earn the top spot. He was the only golfer to hit in the 60s in the fourth round.
Pacing the Aggies was freshman Tyler Dunlap who finished two strokes behind Mikkelsen. Dunlap shot a 74 (+2) in the final round for a 72-hole tally of 287 (-1). Teammates Johannes Veerman and Jordan Russell joined Dunlap in top 10 making the All-Tournament Team.
The Longhorns also had three players finish in the top 10 with Dylan Frittelli leading the way in a tie for third. Freshman Jordan Spieth finished fifth, moving up four spots from the previous day and Julio Vegas came in eighth.
OU's Abraham Ancer completed the championship in a tie for third with Frittelli, after leading through the third round. Ancer and Frittelli were the only players to record two rounds in the 60s during the championship.
Also making the All-Tournament Team was Texas Tech's Clement Sordet and Matias Dominguez. The top 10 finishers are named to the squad.
Selections for the NCAA Regionals will be announced Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m. CT live on NCAA.com. Regionals will be held May 17-19 and sites include Greensboro, North Carolina; Athens, Georgia; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Norman, Oklahoma; and Palo Alto, California.
1. Texas A&M 296-286-286-297=1165 (+13)
2. Texas 302-292-283-291=1168 (+16)
3. Texas Tech 290-298-290-305=1183 (+31)
4. Oklahoma 292-292-296-305=1185 (+33)
5. Baylor 304 297-290-296=1187 (+35)
6. Oklahoma State 310-302-287-297=1196 (+44)
7. Iowa State 307-299-299-299=1204 (+52)
8. Missouri 312-301-300-296=1209 (+57)
9. Kansas State 307-304-307-309=1227 (+75)
10. Kansas 307 320-304-315=1246 (+94)
1. Joakim Mikkelsen, BU 74-71-72-68=285 (-3)
2. Tyler Dunlap, TAMU 73-71-69-74=287 (-1)
T3. Abraham Ancer, OU 72-69-69-78=288 (E)
T3. Dylan Frittelli, UT 69-76-67-76=288 (E)
5. Jordan Spieth, UT 74-69-75-71=289 (+1)
6. Johannes Veerman, TAMU 72-70-73-75=290 (+2)
7. Clement Sordet, TTU 73-72-70-76=291 (+3)
8. Julio Vegas, UT 78-71-69-75=293 (+5)
9. Jordan Russell, TAMU 73-73-71-77=294 (+6)
10. Matias Dominguez, TTU 69-74-74-78=295 (+7)