Golf hangs tough at Morris Williams
April 4, 2011
Austin, Tex. -
The University of Texas Golf Club is a tough course on a normal day but when you add the wind that blew strong from the north all day, it makes almost impossible to score well and that is what happened on Day One of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate.
The UTA golf team were in a tie for third after the first round with a score of 308 as a strong front moved through the Austin area during the morning round.
The Mavericks, as did a majority of the field, were better in the second round as they shot a team score of 306, but that was not enough to move up the leaderboard as they are in eighth after the first two rounds.
The host Texas Longhorns lead the tournament with a 32-over par score of 600. TCU is second at +33 while Arkansas is in third at +36. The Mavericks are in a large group of five teams and are only four shots out of fourth place.
"It was tough to play today, no question about it," UTA head coach Jay Rees said. "But we are still ahead of a lot of good teams and improved in the second round. We are in position to get a head of some people Tuesday so it should be an interesting day."
Paul McConnell leads the Mavericks as he shot 73-78 for a seven-over mark of 151 and is in a tie for 11th. He was one of two of the Mavs to avoid a round in the 80's Monday.
Zack Fischer is in a tie for 23rd at 10-over 154 after starting with an 81 but finishing with a 73 in the second round.
Wes Worster is in a tie for 29th after carding rounds of 75-80 for an 11-over total of 155. Hunter Brown is also in a tie for 29th as he was the other player to not have a round in the 80s as he shot 79-76.
Enrique Livas is in a tie for 70th after going 86-79 for a total of 165.
Tom Hoge of TCU is in first with a three-under score of 141.
Tuesday's final round will begin at 8 a.m. and live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.