The fall season has been an important opportunity for the Men´s Golf Team to keep growing and maintain their status of being one of the strongest golf programs across the nation.
The season started with the loss of star Beau Hossler, who already turned professional. The team has showed during the 4 tournaments of the season that they already know how to play without him, even though he is much missed. Young talents like Scottie Scheffler, Taylor Funk, Doug Ghim or Kalena Preus have been proving their capabilities and senior Gavin Hall has acted as a leader before becoming a pro.
This has made possible to achieve important results, both in individual and in team competitions.
After coming back from a tough lost against Oregon in NCAA finals, the team ended up 7th in the Fighting Illini Invitational, a tournament that is played in the Historic Olympia Fields, home of 2 US Opens among other competitions. There, Hall was the best longhorn ending tied in the 7th position. Scheffler could not participate because he was in the 2016 World Amateur.
The Nike Collegiate Invitational was the second tournament played. The team ended up in the 9th position and Hall led the team again tying in 14th position.
The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate hosted the third event where the Longhorns were able to end up in the 1st position. Both Ghim and Hall ended up 3rd and 4th respectively, very close to the leader. The team was able to climb 6 positions on Sunday with an impressive round for a total of -8.
Lastly, the East Lake Cup received the Longhorns along with Vanderbilt, Illinois and Oregon, as the last best 4 teams of the country. The event was nationally broadcasted in Golf Channel and the team finished in 3rd position after losing against Illinois and beating Vanderbilt in the consolation match. Scheffler was able to win the individual tournament proving that he is one of the strongest talents in the US.
The team comes back again in the Amer Ari Intercollegiate in February, until that there are several Longhorns to follow in the PGA tour and the FedEx has just started with Cody Gribble winning his first tournament.