TULSA, Okla. — Texas Longhorn golf has been stellar all year. But their potential three-peat at the Big 12 Championship would add another dimension to the team's incredible success.
Through three rounds at Southern Hills, the Longhorns have three players inside of the top-five, and are in position, with a 20-shot lead, to bring home the title once again.
Standout freshman Scottie Scheffler holds the individual lead at three-under par, and is the only player in red numbers at the difficult 7,000 par-70 in Tulsa. Scheffler, the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur winner from Dallas, is fresh of a big win at the Western Intercollegiate — the team's last tournament before their conference championship. On Tuesday, Scheffler fired 68 to be one of just four under-par rounds all day. Prior to today, Scheffler had rounds of 72 and 67 up on the board.
The lowest round of the championship thus far came from Longhorn sophomore Gavin Hall. His opening-round 65 was a great jumpstart for Texas, and for himself as he sits three shots back of Scheffler for the individual title.
Tied for third is another Texas freshman Doug Ghim, along with Texas Tech freshman Wes Artac and Texas Tech senior Clement Sordet. The Red Raiders hold second place by nine shots over TCU.
Texas' success in the Big 12 has been clear over the past three years, but their Big 12 crown in 2012 was their first since 2004. Wednesday's final round should cement them as a No. 1 seed at one of six upcoming NCAA Regional tournaments.