The University of Texas Men's Golf team defeated Alabama 3-2 today to take the 2012 NCAA Championship at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Senior Dylan Frittelli was one of two Longhorns who lost their match against Oregon on Saturday watching his playing partner sink an eagle putt on 17 and a birdie putt on 18 to lose 2 down.
But what a difference a day makes. The Longhorns and Alabama were two all in the best of five match play format when, needing a 2-putt effort on 18 to secure victory, Dylan sunk a 30-foot putt for birdie to win his match 2 up and put the Horns over the top.
Jordan Spieth bested his counterpart, freshman All-American Justin Thomas, 3-and-2.
Kevin Robbins of the AAS was on hand to report the action and spoke to coach John Fields. "I knew it was going to come down to Dylan" Fields said. "He’s going to take that with him for the rest of his life."
The victory marks the first national championship for Men's Golf in 40 years. Pop a top and salute the Longhorn Champions.
Great recap highlight package here.
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Congratulations to the team.