Texas traded punches with Texas Tech and TCU all day, but the Longhorns finally prevailed Sunday to win the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the University of Texas Golf Club.
The three teams began the day deadlocked for first, and the lead was up for grabs until the closing holes. Texas held on down the stretch for a final-round 2-over-par 286 and a 54-hole total of 848. Texas Tech finished with a 3-over 287 and was second at 853. The Horned Frogs’ 292 put them third at 854.
The Longhorns got even-par 71s from senior Cody Gribble and freshman Brandon Stone, 72s from sophomore Kramer Hickok and senior Julio Vegas, and a 73 by junior Toni Hakula.
Finley Ewing IV of Texas Tech fired a final-round 3-under 68 to take medalist honors at 8-under 206.
Texas’ fourth team title of the season was earned with only one player in the top five. Gribble had a 3-under 210 to tie for fourth.
“This was a great overall team effort,” UT coach John Fields said. “It was close all day, and I think TCU actually held the lead after 14 holes. But we played well down the stretch to pull it out. Brandon and Toni did not have their best tournaments, but they had their moments, and everybody pitched in and had a part in this win.”