Ghim, Scheffler shoot under par as Texas finishes tied for seventh


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Texas men’s golf finished tied for seventh this weekend at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii, with a team total of 13-under. 

Junior Doug Ghim led the team, finishing in a tie for 22nd at 5-under par, while junior Scottie Scheffler finished in a tie for 27th at 4-under.

Freshman Nick Costello finished the tournament 1-over par with Gavin Hall one behind at 2-over par. Sophomore Steven Chervony finished at 6-over par.

Ghim recorded six birdies on Saturday, including three on the back nine, on his way to a 67. 

As a team, the Longhorns finished 31 shots behind Texas Tech, who won the tournament at 44-under. 

Nevertheless, head coach John Fields was encouraged by what he saw from his team. 

“This team has a chance to be very good,” Fields said. “Events like this provide motivation for all of us.” 

Next up for Texas is the Querencia Cabo Collegiate Feb. 26-28.