Texas heads west looking to capitalize on momentum

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The No. 16 men’s golf team will travel west this weekend as it competes in the Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, California, at Pasatiempo Golf Club. This will be the Longhorns’ final regular season tournament before post-season play begins in two weeks. 

Texas looks to build on the momentum it had at the Aggie Invitational last weekend before storms washed out the final round. The Longhorns were 5-over-par for the tournament and finished in a tie for fifth place. 

This weekend, they will be looking for their fifth straight top-5 finish as a team. 

The Western Intercollegiate — one of the longest-running championships in the country — is hosted by San Jose State University. Fifteen teams will be in competition this weekend, with most coming from the West Coast. 

“Once again, we are looking forward to hosting the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club,” said SJSU Men’s Golf Coach John Kennaday in a press release. “Our players savor the competition, especially on such an iconic course, and we know the other players enjoy it too.”

Texas has yet to win a tournament during the spring season, but this event will be as good an opportunity as any it has seen thus far. The Longhorns are one of the top-ranked teams in the field this week behind No. 1 Southern California, No. 5 Oregon and No. 14 Stanford. 

The Longhorns will tee off at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday and play 36 holes before another 8:45 a.m. start on Sunday.