Parker Coody fires a career-best 8-under 64 in Saturday’s final round to pace the Longhorns.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The No. 13 Texas Men’s Golf team recorded a 16-under-par 272 on Saturday to move up four spots and finish in second place in the Arizona N.I.T. at OMNI Tucson National (Catalina Course). Senior Parker Coody carded a career-best 18-hole score of 8-under 64 in Saturday’s final round to pace the Longhorns.
Texas, which entered the final round in a tie for fifth, completed the tournament with a 54-hole score of 32-under-par 832 (280-280-272). No. 3 Oklahoma State captured the team title with a three-round total of 53-under-par 811 (266-269-276). The Longhorns placed ahead of No. 7 Pepperdine in third at 28-under-par 836 and No. 1 Oklahoma in fourth at 27-under-par 837.
The 15-team field at the Arizona N.I.T. featured seven squads that are ranked in the Top 25 of the latest Division I Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll (March 11).
Senior Cole Hammer led the Longhorns with a tie for fifth in the individual standings at 11-under-par 205 (68-67-70), while junior Travis Vick tied for 11th at 8-under-par 208 (70-69-69).
Parker Coody, who began Saturday’s final round in a tie for 61st place, used his 64 to jump into a tie for 16th at 6-under-par 210 (72-74-64). His 64 tied for the second-lowest 18-hole score in program history, and his score of 8-under-par tied for the second-lowest 18-hole round vs. par in program history.
Oklahoma State’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra claimed individual medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 20-under-par 196 (65-67-64). Christian Banke of Arizona finished second at 15-under-par 201 (67-67-67).
Texas returns to the course when it travels to compete in the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational on April 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday) in August, Ga.
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