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Texas Advances to Match Play at NCAA Championship
May 31, 2013

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. will provide live web streaming of select holes from 12:15-4 p.m. Central Friday.

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