Austin, Texas (March 17, 2012) -- The University of Texas Men’s Golf Team (281-280-282=843) lived up to its No. 1 ranking as three players – senior Dylan Frittelli (70-70-68=208), freshman Jordan Spieth (70-69-69=208), and junior Julio Vegas (70-69-69=208) – all tied for first place at the conclusion of the 46th annual Morris Williams Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon. Texas elected not to hold a playoff and instead the three will share the medalist trophy.
The win marks Texas’ second-consecutive and 14th overall Morris Williams Intercollegiate title. Texas led throughout all three rounds held Friday and Saturday at The University of Texas Golf Club. The Longhorns (281-280-282=843, -9) were the only team to break par and finished 16 strokes ahead of second place New Mexico (285-282-292=859).
Frittelli, the second-ranked collegiate individual in the nation, played his best golf throughout the third and final round. The senior birdied five times and only bogeyed twice en route to a 3-under finish.
Vegas nearly birdied the 18th hole to secure a sole first place victory, but ended up even on the hole. The 24th-ranked junior carded 2-under scores in both the second and third rounds.
Top-ranked Spieth carded a thrilling birdie on the 18th hole to secure his share of the title. With a roaring gallery awaiting his finish, Spieth holed out after his approach shot hit the flag stick and later fell in for birdie when the flag was removed on the green for the remaining players in the group.
Joining the top-five was senior Alex Moon (71-68-70=209), who birdied five or more times in each round en route to a 4-under 54-hole score. Moon finished in fourth place, one stroke behind his three teammates who tied for first place. Moon competed in the tournament as an individual, and therefore his score did not factor into UT’s victory.
Sophomore Toni Hakula (71-72-76=219), ranked 43rd in the nation, finished the tournament with eight birdies, and tied for 20th. In his fifth start for the Longhorns, freshman Kramer Hickok (74-72-85=231) finished tied for 55th.Junior Cody Gribble (71-69-75=215) and senior Adam Wennerstrom (71-73-76=220) finished 12th and tied for 26th, respectively. Both Gibble and Wennerstrom competed in the event as individuals.
The Longhorns return to action when they travel to Augusta, Ga., on March 31 and April 1, 2012 for the Augusta State Invitational.
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