On Monday, the Texas men’s golf team entered round two of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational in Portland, Oregon, tied for 10th and 12 shots out of the lead. By the evening, Texas had climbed up the leaderboard into fifth place after shooting 10-under par for the round.
The Longhorns’ impressive second round wasn’t the only highlight of the day. Wake Forest, who led after the opening round at 15-under par, followed up with an 11-under performance to maintain a two-stroke lead over USC, who went 12-under on the day. Duke posted the lowest total of the day — 17-under — putting them four strokes back of Wake Forest.
Junior Beau Hossler — who is making his first start of the season — led the way for the Longhorns, firing a 7-under 65 with five birdies and an eagle. Hossler is tied for first in the individual standings at 10-under. Juniors Gavin Hall and Kalena Preus also carded an eagle on the day. Hall shot a 2-under 70 and Preus a 3-over 75. Sophomores Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler finished with a 3-under 69 and a 2-over 74.
Texas heads into tomorrow’s final round 13 shots out of the lead.