The Texas Men’s Golf team punched its ticket to the match play portion of the NCAA Championship for the second straight year. The Longhorns finished stroke play at 7-under-par and earned the No. 4 seed. UT will take on No. 5 Illinois in the quarterfinals on Friday morning.
Texas finished tied for third place on the team leaderboard at 7-under 833 with Alabama, but the Crimson Tide won the tiebreaker for the higher seed based on the cumulative total of non-counting individual scores.
Freshman Brandon Stone led Texas on the individual leaderboard with a tie for second place at 6-under 204. Stone’s finish marks the best by a Longhorn at the NCAA Championship under head coach John Fields.
Senior Julio Vegas tied for 32nd place at even-par 210, while sophomore Kramer Hickok and junior Toni Hakula tied for 38th and 49th, respectively. Senior Cody Gribble rounded out the Texas squad tied for 85th place
No. 1-seed California will face eighth-seeded Arizona State in Friday's first quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. No. 2 Georgia Tech and No. 7 UNLV are set to being at 10:30 a.m., and No. 3 Alabama and No. 6 New Mexico will play in the fourth and final match at 11:15 a.m.
NCAA.com will provide live web streaming of select holes from 12:15-4 p.m. Central Friday.