Sunday, April 29 –
The Tigers placed eighth in the Big 12 Championships on Sunday, finishing 44 strokes behind first place Texas A&M.
The team was led, not by Jace Long, but Nick Wilson. Wilson placed 11th in the tournament, shooting eight over par overall. His best round came on the final day, as he shot even par. He sunk two birdies on the day to lead the Tigers on Sunday.
It was not just Wilson in the top half of the crowd. There were 50 golfers in the tournament and Jace Long and freshman Ryan Zech tied for 24th. Long did not shoot under par in any round in the championship. Long’s worst round came on the final day, as he shot a five over par 77.
Zech on the other hand is trending in the opposite direction. He got his first career win in his last event before the Big 12 Championships, the Columbia Orthopedic Group Mizzou Intercollegiate.
He got off to a rough start, shooting an 80 in his first round and a 78 in his second. He made a comeback in round three, as he shot a two under par 70. He followed that up with a three over par 75 to tie Long.
Emilio Cuartero had very up and down play in the tournament. After carding an 82 on day one, he rebounded to score sub-80 in the final three rounds.
Adam Rosenthal rounded it out for the Tigers, placing second to last in the tournament, shooting no lower than an 80 in any round.
The Tigers will be off until the NCAA Regional Championships on May 17.
- Tim Leible