Not much of a surprise here, but the Texas Longhorns men's golf team's dominant season continues to peak en route to a 10th straight NCAA Championship appearance after handily winning the Franklin Regional. This result was essentially a foregone conclusion entering the final round, as Texas entered with a staggering 17-stroke lead courtesy of a first-round 268 and second-round 271.
TEXAS WINS the Franklin Regional for the 7th time this season to advance to its 10th-straight NCAA Championship pic.twitter.com/VaxsiLbUOf— Texas Men's Golf (@UTexasGolf) May 18, 2016
"I thought the guys did a great job the last few days here at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club," said head coach John Fields. "We really had no idea what to expect with this golf course. We knew that Vanderbilt would likely play great golf on their own course, which they did today to put themselves in second. But our guys got off to a great start. They were focused, they worked hard before we got here and it paid off."
Sophomore Doug Gihm finished in second place at 14-under par and three other Longhorns also finished in the top 10. Eight eagles by the 'Horns led the tournament, including three from junior Gavin Hall.
Now, the nation's top-ranked golf team seeks its fourth National Championship only weeks after securing a fourth-straight Big 12 Championship behind three of the nation's top 25 golfers, headlined by the play of top-ranked Beau Hossler.
.@beauhossler of @UTexasGolf owns a 69.70 scoring average & NCAA-best 5 wins. His results: 1, T8, 1, T1, T8, 1, T8, 1, T28, T2, T9. #GoBeau— The Ben Hogan Award (@BenHoganAward) May 18, 2016
The NCAA Championships start May 27 in Eugene, Oregon.