No. 12 Men’s Golf in sixth after first day of N.I.T.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 12 Texas Men’s Golf team fired a 17-under 559 across 36 holes at the National Invitational Tournament on Saturday. It leaves Texas in sixth place as a team, 12 shots back of leaders Oklahoma State, entering Sunday’s final round.

Pierceson Coody was the low Longhorn on opening day, shooting a 7-under 137 in his two rounds. He opened with a 4-under 68 and followed it up with a 3-under 69 to place himself in a tie for eighth after 36 holes. Behind Coody, Cole Hammer and Travis Vick are tied for 20th as individuals at 4-under par. Hammer shot an even-par 72 in his first trip around the Omni Tucson National Golf Club, followed by a 4-under 68. Meanwhile, Vick shot back-to-back 2-under 70’s.

Mason Nome is tied for 29th at 2-under par, while freshman Will Thomson sits tied for 57th at 1-over after Saturday’s action.

The final round of the N.I.T. will be held on Sunday in Tucson, with live results available throughout the day on

Team Leaderboard
1. Oklahoma State (-29)
2. Oklahoma (-26)
3. New Mexico (-23)
4. Illinois (-22)
5. Arizona (-21)
6. Texas (-17)Individual Leaderboard
1. Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Illinois (-11)
2. Brandon Shong, New Mexico (-10)
T3. Sam Choi, New Mexico (-9)
T3. Brad Reeves, Arizona (-9)
T3. Garett Reband, Oklahoma (-9)
T3. Austin Eckroat, Oklahoma State (-9)Texas Golfers
T8. Pierceson Coody (-7)
T20. Cole Hammer (-4)
T20. Travis Vick (-4)
T29. Mason Nome (-2)
T57. Will Thomson (+1)

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