• Women’s golf to make ninth-consecutive NCAA Regional bid

    The Texas women’s golf team is gearing up for its ninth-consecutive NCAA Regional bid May 5–7 at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

    The tournament includes 54 holes of stroke play with par set at 72.

    Texas was chosen as the eighth seed in the tournament of 18 total teams. Three of these 18 are ranked in Golfweek’s top-10 teams in the nation, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 4 Georgia and No. 10 Arizona.

    The Longhorns will look to compete with those top-10 teams in the Texas Regional after an impressive second place finish in the Big 12 Championship. Sophomore Sophia Schubert tied for second at 3-under par, and junior Julia Beck finished in fifth place at 1-under par. As a team, Texas finished 3-over par trailing only Oklahoma State, who dominated the tournament at 8-under par.   

    Joining Schubert and Beck will be seniors Tezira Abe and Natalie Karcher, as well as junior Haley Mills.

    The six teams with the lowest scores from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Eugene, Oregon on May 20–25.

    Texas will look to build off of its notable Big 12 Championship performance and try to secure a spot in the NCAA Championship after finishing only one spot short of the NCAA Championship in 2015. 

  • No. 1 Texas men’s golf leads by seven heading into final round at Big 12 Championship

    No. 1 Texas men’s golf leads by seven shots heading into Sunday’s final round at the Big 12 Championship in Trinity, Texas.

    The Longhorns entered Saturday’s third round with a seven-shot lead over No. 7 Oklahoma State. Each team posted 8-under par for the day, moving Texas up to 1-over for the tournament and Oklahoma State to 8-over.

    Sophomore Doug Ghim fired a 5-under 67, the low round of the day for the Longhorns. Ghim sits in fifth at 3-under and three shots off the lead.

    Junior Beau Hossler shot another even par 72 to finish the day in sixth and at 2-under.

    Fellow junior Gavin Hall fired a 4-under 68, moving him to 3-over for the tournament and in 11th.

    Sophomore Scottie Scheffler posted a 2-over 74 to finish the day at 4-over overall and in a tie for 12th.

    Redshirt sophomore Taylor Funk rebounded with a 1-over 73 and is tied for 33rd at 14-over.

    The Longhorns go for their fourth-straight Big 12 title on Sunday.

  • No. 1 Texas men’s golf holds seven-shot lead after day one at Big 12 Championship

    No. 1 Texas men’s golf holds a seven-shot lead after day one at the Big 12 Championship in Trinity, Texas.

    After 36 holes on Friday at the Whispering Pines Golf Club, the Longhorns sit at 9-over par for the tournament. No. 7 Oklahoma State is in second at 16-over.

    Junior Beau Hossler fired rounds of even par 72 and 2-under 70 to sit in a tie for first with TCU’s Paul Barjon at 2-under.

    Sophomore Doug Ghim is tied for fifth at 2-over with fellow sophomore Scottie Scheffler. Ghim posted rounds of 2-over 74 and 2-under 70. Scheffler shot 1-under 71 and 3-over 74.

    Junior Gavin Hall shot 3-over 75 and 4-over 76 to sit in a tie for 15th at 7-over. Redshirt sophomore Taylor Funk is tied for 38th at 13-over after posting rounds of 8-over 80 and 5-over 77.

    The Longhorns begin the third round Saturday at 8 a.m..

  • Longhorns ousted from Big 12 tournament after 4-1 loss to Oklahoma

    The Longhorns’ time in the Big 12 tournament was over before it had a chance to start.

    Texas tallied just one match win in a 4-1 defeat to Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 tournament in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Friday.

    “They just outplayed us,” head coach Michael Center said. “We struggled to finish a match. We had opportunities to split sets at some spots, and we didn’t get the job done.”

    The Longhorns struggled right from the start in singles play against the Sooners. Redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky dropped the first set 6-0 and fell in straight sets to put Texas behind 1-0 early.

    Freshman Rodrigo Banzer didn’t fare much better. He lost to Oklahoma’s Florin Bragusi in straight sets to give the Sooners’ a 2-0 lead. Freshman George Goldoff followed that up with a straight-set loss to Axel Alvarez Llamas to put Texas in a 3-0 hole.

    Freshman Harrison Scott kept the Longhorns’ hopes alive with a win against Alex Ghilea, but senior Michael Reichmann fell in three sets to Maxime Mora, sealing the Longhorns’ loss.

    The Longhorns, who finished the regular season at No. 18 in the ITA rankings, will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if they made the field for the NCAA tournament.

  • Texas sweeps Athlete of the Week awards

    Texas track and field swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Week awards on Wednesday, with Courtney Okolo and Byron Robinson taking the women’s and men’s awards, respectively.

    Both Okolo and Robinson posted the No. 1 times in each of their events at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

    Okolo broke the collegiate record — which she previously set — in the 400-meters event, finishing with a time of 49.71 seconds. The event at the LSU Gold marked the her first event of the season. 

    Big 12 Athlete of the Week is far from Okolo’s greatest accomplishment as a Longhorn. Okolo now holds three of the six fastest 400-meter times in collegiate history. 

    Robinson shined in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 49.10 seconds. His time was more than a full second ahead of the rest of the field, as he now ranks No. 1 in the nation over Florida’s Eric Futch.

    Following Okolo and Robinson’s awards, the Longhorns now lead the Big 12 with 10 Athlete of the Week honors on the year.