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Texas men’s golf wins Austin Regional, earns NCAA Championship bid for 17th straight time

By admin May17,2024


Texas men's golf coach John Fields will lead Texas to the NCAA Championships for the 17th straight year, the nation's longest active streak. The Longhorns won this week's NCAA Austin Regional by six strokes at the UT Golf Club.

Texas men’s golf coach John Fields will lead Texas to the NCAA Championships for the 17th straight year, the nation’s longest active streak. The Longhorns won this week’s NCAA Austin Regional by six strokes at the UT Golf Club.

The Texas men’s golf team pulled the double win at this week’s NCAA Austin Regional at UT Golf Club, winning the regional title by 13 strokes while placing four of the top seven individuals, including sophomore Christiaan Maas, who won his first collegiate tournament by shooting a 5-under-par 66 in Wednesday’s final round.

Nathan Petronzio shot a 2-under 69 on Wednesday to finish second, his best finish of the season. Brian Stark tied for third — also a season-best result. And Tommy Morrison was seventh, the sophomore’s sixth top-12 finish.

The win sends No. 13 Texas to the NCAA Championships on May 24-29 in Carlsbad, Calif. It will be the Longhorns’ 17th straight appearance at the championships, the nation’s longest streak.

The Austin Regional featured 13 teams and 10 individual players. The top five teams as well as the low individual not on one of those five teams advance to the NCAA championship. No. 5 Tennessee — which was the regional’s top seed — finished six strokes behind the Longhorns for second place; Notre Dame, Wake Forest and BYU rounded out the top five.

Maas began the final round in a tie for sixth, two strokes off the lead, but he got hot with birdies in six of his nine holes at one point and then closed his round with four consecutive pars.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Texas men’s golf qualifies for NCAA Championship by winning regional

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