Despite crazy weekend, Horns capture first Big 12 title since 2004

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Despite shooting an 8-over-par 288 in the final round, the Longhorns won their first Big XII Championship since 2004 on Wednesday.

The Longhorns came into the final day of competition with a six-shot lead over Oklahoma State; however, Oklahoma State had troubles of their own, shooting a 6-over 286 in the final round.

Because of inclement weather, the tournament was shortened from four to three rounds. On Monday, rain caused an hour rain delay during the first round and forced six teams to finish their second rounds Wednesday.

Freshman Brandon Stone took home the individual championship with an even-par 210 during the week. Senior Cody Gribble was five shots off of Stone’s pace with a 5-over 215.

Texas had a rough start to the tournament after shooting a 10-over 290 in the first round. In the second round, however, the Longhorns took over the lead with a 1-over 281 and were one of the few teams to finish their second round on Monday.

The Big XII is Texas’ first since 2004 which was the end of three straight conference championships. Texas will compete next in the NCAA Regional Championship May 16-18 at a site to be determined.