Texas Longhorns men's golf team looking strong
It looks like the UT Men's Golf Team is the real deal this year as they managed to capture the title at the Puerto Rico Classic this week. The Longhorns, who are currently ranked 9th in the college rankings, walked away with the tournament after posting an impressive 42-under par performance. This is a major statement for the Horns as the closest team was Oklahoma State, currently 1st in college rankings, who finished 6 strokes behind in second place.
Freshman Cody Gribble led the way posting a score of 14-under par to finish second. The freshman, from Dallas, TX, has had a solid year managing four top-3 finishes, but this by far was his best performance. The Longhorns landed three golfers in the top-ten with Gribble at 14-under, Dylan Frittelli at 11-under, and Bobby Hudson at 8-under. Head coach John Fields was very impressed with his teams play, but this turnout does not come to any surprise to Fields. "I've told our guys going into this year that we had the team to win this year, but we did not know which combination it would be that could win every time. This is the seventh combination we've played with this season, and this group picked up our first win," said coach Fields.
It seems no more tinkering needs to be done as the Longhorns will surely move up in the ranks after the teams win this week. Next up on the schedule is the Southern Highlands Collegiate Invitational in Las Vegas, NV which starts on March 12. This tournament typically features a strong field of college's top golfers. The Longhorns are playing some of their best golf of 2010 and will be sure to be in contention in Las Vegas.