Scott leads Texas Tech to comeback victory at the Carmel Cup
Sandy Scott (Texas Tech Athletics)
Sandy Scott (Texas Tech Athletics)

The Texas Tech roster looks awfully strong entering the fall season. On Sunday, the Red Raiders validated some of the favorable preseason predictions that have come their way. Texas Tech went 16 under par in the final round of the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links and won the season-opening event.

Oklahoma was looking for a title defense this week with strong play from a pair of seniors (Quade Cummins and Garett Reband) and a pair of freshmen (Turner Hosch and Jake Holbrook). But after leading for two days at Pebble Beach, the Sooners couldn’t hold off Texas Tech.

Texas Tech made its big move in the second round with a team total that was 17 under par. Sunday’s round vaulted them to 35 under for the week. At 29 under, Oklahoma couldn’t keep up. The Sooners were only 8 under collectively in the final round.

Senior Sandy Scott led the team with a 14-under total for 54 holes, which also left him one ahead of Arkansas’ Julian Perico for medalist honors. Scott, who hails from Nairn, Scotland, was a quarterfinalist at the British Amateur over the summer. From here, he ships out to England to represent the GB&I team in the Walker Cup.

Texas Tech got an 11-under total from Andy Lopez, who tied for third. Kyle Hogan (5 under) and Jansen Smith (1 under) finished in the top 20 for the Red Raiders. Freshman Ludvig Aberg also made his college debut just two weeks after finishing T-12 in U.S. Amateur stroke play and winning his opening match.

This is Texas Tech’s first team victory in this event, but Scott joins Fredrik Nilehn (2016) and Hurly Long (2017) as Red Raiders to win the individual championship at the Carmel Cup.

According to Texas Tech Athletics, the Red Raiders led the tournament at 13-under on par 3s with a 2.82 scoring average and also on par 4s with a 3.99 average. The Red Raiders made 67 birdies as a team and were second in the eight-team tournament with 217 pars.

Information from Texas Tech Athletics used in this report

Results: Carmel Cup
1ScotlandSandy ScottScotland70070-67-65=202
2PeruJulian PericoPeru50068-68-67=203
T3OKMason OverstreetKingfisher, OK40068-71-66=205
T3SCTrent PhillipsInman, SC40067-72-66=205
T3TXAndy LopezPlano, TX40071-65-69=205

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ABOUT THE Carmel Cup

Started in 2011, the Carmel Cup is a 54-hole men's college event hosted by Vanderbilt University and played at the Number 1 ranked public golf course in the United States, Pebble Beach Golf Links. Its field comprised mostly of top teams from the Big 12 and SEC. There are team (best five scores out of six players each round) and individual competitions.

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