DALLAS, Texas – The Texas Tech men’s golf team had a 7-under par surge in Tuesday’s final round of the inaugural Trinity Forest Invitational to tie for second as a team.
After scraping out back-to-back even par rounds to open the tournament, Tech collectively shot the third-lowest round of the day, 7-under, behind a combined 21 birdies and an eagle. That push was enough to vault the Red Raiders into a tie for second place, passing Texas and USC on the way, among others.
“I was impressed with our team’s approach to the round and their resiliency, considering how the previous two rounds had gone,” head coach Greg Sands said. “They really battled and pulled themselves into contention late. However, Florida is a great team and sometimes you just have to tip your hat to them on how they were able to finish. We’ve had a couple good finishes to start the fall, but there are areas in which we can improve, too.”
The top individual finisher for the Red Raiders was Fredrik Nilehn, who shot a 2-under 69 to finish 3-under and tied for eighth for the tournament. Tech’s low man of the day was Sandy Scott, who carded a 4-under 67 to get to 1-under for the tournament. He finished tied for 11th.
Ivan Ramirez also tied for 11th at 1-under, after being responsible for the Red Raiders’ eagle on the day, a 3 at the par-5, 537-yard 11th hole. Hurly Long (+3) shot a 71 to finish in a tie for 29th, and Adam Blomme recorded a 1-under 70 to finish in 58th at 10-over.
Kyle Hogan, playing as an individual, registered a 3-over 74 to finish tied for 42nd at +5.
The Red Raiders will be back in action Oct. 9-10, at the Paintbrush Intercollegiate, which will be held in Denver, Colo.
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