AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 12 Texas Men’s Golf team recorded a final-round score of 12-under-par 276 on Sunday to win the team title by 26 strokes at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational presented by Valspar at Forest Hills Golf Club. Senior Pierceson Coody claimed individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 17-under-par 199 (67-66-66), marking his second career at Collegiate Victory and first since he won the George Hannon Collegiate in Austin on March 16, 2021.
This marked UT’s second team Victory of the 2021-22 season, as the Longhorns also captured the Big 12 Match Play Championship earlier this fall (Oct. 11-13). It marked Texas’ first stroke-play team title since the Longhorns won the NCAA Noblesville Regional last season (May 17-19).
The Longhorns registered a three-round score of 50-under-par 814 (272-266-276) and set a school record for low 54-hole total vs. par, besting the 45-under-par 819 recorded at the 2016 NCAA Nashville Regional. UT’s low 54-hole total score record is 813 (39-under) at the 2018 NCAA Raleigh Regional, played on a par-70 course.
The Longhorns posted a 26-stroke margin of Victory over runner-up and No. 2 Oklahoma State, who finished with a three-round score of 24-under-par 840 (276-278-286). Well. 23 Illinois placed third at 16-under-par 848 (287-278-283). The 15-team field at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational included four squads that are ranked in the Top 25 of the latest Division I Bushnell Golfweek Coaches poll (April 1).
The tournament marked the first competitive Collegiate event for Pierceson Coody since the Big 12 Match Play Championship on Oct. 13, as he recently recovered from an injury sustained in the fall. Coody’s 17-under-par performance marked a tie for the second-best 54-hole total vs. par in program history, just one stroke shy of Beau Hossler’s 18-under at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational during the 2015-16 season. Coody’s three-round total of 199 tied for the third-lowest 54-hole score in school history, trailing only the 196 by Doug Ghim at the 2018 NCAA Raleigh Regional and the 197 by Hossler at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational.
All five Texas players finished among the top 13 on the individual Leaderboard. Junior Travis Vick placed fifth at 10-under-par 206 (68-67-71) while junior Mason Nome tied for sixth at 9-under-par 207 (69-68-70). Senior Parker Coody tied for ninth at 7-under-par 209 (68-65-76), and senior Cole Hammer placed 13th at 5-under-par 211 (72-70-69).
The Longhorns return to action at the Western Intercollegiate on April 11-13 (Monday-Wednesday) in Santa Cruz, Calif.
- Senior Pierceson Coody earned his second Collegiate individual title, carding a 54-hole score of 17-under-par 199 (67-66-66) to claim a six-shot Victory over a trio of golfers in second place at 11-under 205. He posted a 6-under 66 in Sunday’s final round, as they tallied a clean Slate of six birdies without a bogey. Prior to Saturday’s play, his previous season-best 18-hole score was an even-par 70. His previous best finish in the fall was a tie for 12th at the OFCC / Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 17-19).
- Junior Travis Vick placed fifth in the individual standings at 10-under-par 206 (68-67-71). This marked Vick’s fourth top-10 finish of the season and his second-best result on the year. He previously tied for fourth at the Southwestern Invitational (Jan. 24-26). Vick tallied four birdies in Sunday’s final round.
- Junior Mason Nome tied for sixth at 9-under-par 207 (69-68-70). This marked Nome’s best result of the season and his second top-10 finish of the year. He tied for 10th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (Feb. 27-March 1). Nome carded six birdies and an eagle (par-four 1st hole) in Sunday’s final round.
- Senior Parker Coody tied for ninth place at 7-under-par 209 (68-65-76). This marked Parker’s second-best result of the year, as he placed sixth in the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15).
- Senior Cole Hammer carded a 3-under 69 in Sunday’s final round to place 13th with a 54-hole total of 5-under-par 211 (72-70-69). He registered six birdies in Sunday’s round. This marked his sixth top-15 finish of the season.