• 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.