SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The No. 4 Texas Men’s Golf team registered a 10-over-par 290 on Saturday morning to move up five spots into 19th place with a 36-hole score of 24-over-par 584 (294-290) after the second day of the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club. Sophomore Travis Vick carded an even-par 70 to pace the Longhorns for the second straight round and is tied for seventh place in the individual standings with a two-under-par 138 (68-70).
The 2021 NCAA Championships continue with stroke play for all 30 teams on Sunday, May 30. The field will be cut to the top 15 teams following Sunday’s third round. Texas enters Sunday’s play just four strokes below the cut-line needed to qualify for the top 15 teams, as Texas Tech and Arkansas are tied for 14th place at 20-over-par 580.
Oklahoma State holds a five-stroke lead in the team standings with a 36-hole total of six-under-par 554 (280-274). Oklahoma is second at 559 (280-279), while Arizona State is third at 562 (284-278).
Bo Jin of Oklahoma State tallied a five-under-par 65 on Saturday and owns a three-stroke lead in the individual standings with a two-round total of eight-under-par 132 (67-65). Vick is one of just 15 individuals in the 156-player field to post an under-par score through the first 36 holes.
The fourth and final round of stroke play is set for Monday, May 31, and the individual NCAA champion will be crowned following the completion of 72 holes of stroke play. The top eight teams following Monday’s final round of stroke play will advance to the NCAA Match Play Championships. Quarterfinals and semifinals will be held on Tuesday, June 1, while the NCAA Championship match is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2.
Sophomore Travis Vick fired an even-par round of 70 on Saturday and is tied for seventh in the individual standings at two-under-par 138 (68-70). Teeing off on hole 10, Vick registered three birdies on the day (No. 11, par-5; No. 3, par-4; No. 6, par-4).
Inserted into the lineup in place of Pierceson Coody, graduate student Hunter Ostrom carded a two-over-par 72. After making the turn at three-over, Ostrom rebounded with birdies on No. 4 (par-5), No. 7 (par-4) and No. 9 (par-4) to offset bogeys on holes No. 3 and No. 6.
Junior Cole Hammer registered a three-over-par 73 on Saturday and recorded three birdies (No. 15, par-4; No. 5, par-3; No. 6, par-4).
Sophomore Mason Nome tallied a five-over-par 75, and junior Parker Coody added a seven-over-par 77 on Saturday.
Texas is set to play its third round at the NCAA Championships on Sunday, May 30. The Longhorns will be paired with TCU and Tennessee, and tee times will begin at 1:42 p.m. Central (11:42 a.m. local) from hole 10.