Fayetteville, Ark. — Senior Cody Gribble (70-74) leads the Texas men’s golf team with an even-par 144 through 36 holes at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional Championship at Blessings Golf Club. Gribble is tied for eighth place, while the top-seeded Longhorns are in third place at 7-over 583 (285-298).
Texas enters Saturday’s final round eight shots ahead of the team cut line to advance to the NCAA Championship.
Junior Toni Hakula (69-76 — 145) is tied for 11th place, while freshman Brandon Stone (72-74) is tied for 17th place at 2-over 146.
Sophomore Kramer Hickok recorded his fifth eagle of the season and is tied for 24th place at +4.
Senior Julio Vegas’ second round was disqualified due to violation of the, “The One Ball Rule,” which states that players are required to use the exact same brand and type of ball throughout the round. Vegas remains eligible for Saturday’s third round and is in 75th place at 6-over 78.
Host Arkansas (290-283 — 573) leads at 3-under and Illinois (282-292 — 574) is second.