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Longhorns Claim Fourth Big 12 Menís Golf Championship Crown
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Texas captured its fourth team title at the 2013 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Clun in Hutchinson, Kan. on Wednesday.

The defending national champion Longhorns, who had a six-shot cushion going into the final round, held off a charge from Oklahoma State to win the title by four shots with a three-day total of 859. The victory marks UT’s first Conference championship since 2004.

The Cowboys finished just four shots back to claim second. Oklahoma placed third (869), TCU followed in fourth (871) and Kansas State rounded out the top five with a 54-hole team total of 891.

Baylor (895), Texas Tech (897), Kansas (899) and Iowa State (904) completed the final team standings.

Texas freshman Brandon Stone claimed the individual crown, carding a 54-hole score of 210 (even par). Oklahoma State’s Talor Gooch, who started the day just two shots behind Stone, took second with a three-round total of 213. Third place honors were shared by Oklahoma’s Abraham Ancer and Texas’ Cody Gribble.

Stone becomes the first Longhorn to win the individual title since Matthew Rosenfield in 2006. With the win, the Pretoria, South Africa, native earns his third tournament victory of the 2012-13 season.

Texas never relinquished the lead in the final round. Oklahoma State closed the gap to three shots at one point in the afternoon but the Longhorns were too much, led by Stone and senior Cody Gribble, who posted a 5-over-par 215 to finish tied for third. Kramer Hickok was also strong for UT, finishing in a tie for 10th.

TCU, playing in its first Big 12 Championship, recorded three players in the top 10 with Daniel Jennevret leading the way in a tie for fifth. Sophomore Julien Brun finished tied for seventh while Pontus Gad tied for 10th place.

Oklahoma climbed the leaderboard with a strong round on Wednesday, carding a team total of 280 (even par). The Sooners started the day tied for fourth and 18 shots behind Texas. Abraham Ancer led the way for OU, finishing in a tie for third, including an even par 70 in the final round. The third-place finish is OU’s highest since winning the Championship in 2006.

Also making the All-Tournament team was Ian Davis (Oklahoma State), Scott Fernandez (Iowa State), Niclas Mansson (Baylor), Chris Gilbert (Kansas) and Curtis Yonke (Kansas State).

Team Leaders       
1. Texas 290-281-288=859 (+19)   
2. Oklahoma State 285-292-286=863 (+23)    
3. Oklahoma 296-293-280=869 (+29)  
4. TCU 287-291-293=871 (+31)   
5. Kansas State 291-298-302=891 (+51)    
6. Baylor 297-292-306=895 (+55)  
7. Texas Tech 303-294-300=897 (+57)   
8. Kansas 289-308-302=899 (+59)   
9. Iowa State 306-289-309=904 (+64)

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