Bayou City

The No. 20 Texas men’s team finished second in the Bayou City Intercollegiate Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Golf Club of Houston. Texas followed host Houston the entire weekend, ending the competition eight strokes behind Houston’s -31 at -23 and ten strokes ahead of its nearest competitor, South Carolina. 

Junior Kramer Hickock led three other top-10 Longhorns, reaching a career-best score of -7 at 209 to tie for second place with two other players. Freshman Gavin Hall and senior Toni Hakula four-way tied for fifth place at 210, followed by freshman Beau Hossler’s 212 for 10th. Junior Brax McCarthy rounded out the squad tied for 46th place at 220, followed by redshirt sophomore Will Griffin who finished at 60th with a 223 in individual play. 

Host Houston defended both team and individual honors well this weekend, with Roman Robledo winning the individual prize and leading his team to a first-place finish.

The Longhorns next compete March 7-9 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas. 

Men's Golf

The Longhorns used a 17-under par 274 in the second round Saturday to help secure a first place finish in the Bayou City Collegiate Championship in Humble, Texas. Freshman Brandon Stone took home the individual championship with a 9-under 207.

Texas took the early lead after the first round, leading Baylor by one with a 3-under 285. However, it was in the second round where the Longhorns made their move. Heading into the clubhouse after the second round, the Longhorns had a 13 shot lead over the Bears.

In the final round, the Longhorns were only one of two teams to shoot an under par score, ending the final round 5-under par and winning the tournament with a 22-under 842, 21 shots ahead of second-place Houston.

Stone was tied for 16th after the first round, but strong second and third rounds, including a 5-under 67 in the final round, helped him take the individual title.

Senior Julio Vegas finished second with a 6-under 210 and junior Toni Hakula ended the tournament tied for third with a 5-under 211.

The win is the first for the Longhorns since the Carpet Capital Collegiate to open the season. Texas will compete next in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters March 8-10.