Led by first-team All-American Cole Hammer, fellow freshman Parker Coody, and senior Steven Chervony, the No. 5 Texas Longhorns defeated the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners to advance to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships. Coody rallied the Longhorns to a 3-2 victory by winning his decisive match on the final hole.
Just call @parker_coody ‘The Closer.’ Tied thru 16 holes, he birdied the 8th hole to go 1️⃣-up and then halved the 9th to send the Horns to the #NCAAGolf semifinals!!#TexasFight #TakeDeadAim pic.twitter.com/wRJC6kfCyt— Texas Men's Golf (@TexasMGolf) May 28, 2019
Match Play Results
Soosman vs. Dalke (3&1) — OU
Hammer (7&5) vs. Welch — UT
Pierceson Coody vs. Cummins (2&1) — OU
Chervony (4&3) vs. Hale — UT
Parker Coody (1UP) vs. Rebano — UT
A tall-task stands ahead for this talented Texas team with the defending champs standing in their way, though. Oklahoma State arguably has the nation’s two best golfers in Matthew Wolfe and Viktor Hovland. Wolfe dominated in the individual round by shooting 10-under par to win by a marginal five strokes.
The Cowboys were the only team to score under-par (-16) this weekend during stroke play and cruised to a 4-1 victory over SMU earlier today.
Spencer Soosman and Hovland teed-off the semifinal match and Hammer is matched up against the individual National Champion Matthew Wolfe to follow.
Live coverage of the semifinals match begins at 3:00 CT on the Golf Channel.
The winner will face the winner of Vanderbilt/Stanford in the National Championship tomorrow afternoon.
Hook ‘Em Horns!