LUBBOCK, Texas – After making national headlines with his record-breaking performance at Pebble Beach, Hurly Longhas been named the Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month, for September.
The Mannheim, Germany, native polished off a historic weekend with a five-under 67 to complete a weekend score of 197 (69-61-67), the best three-day score in Texas Tech history, at the Carmel Cup.
However, it was only enough to force a playoff.
Long went back-and-forth with Oklahoma State's Hayden Wood and actually trailed Wood by a shot as the pair hit the turn in the final round. However, he carded birdies on 11, 13, 15 and 18 to force Wood into a playoff. From there, Long took the individual title on the first playoff hole.
In that remarkable second round, Long not only carded 10 birdies to just one bogey, he also logged an eagle on the par-5 sixth. His 61 is also tied for the lowest individual round in Tech history with Finley Ewing, who posted a 61 at the 2012 Royal Oaks International. Long hit a 40-foot putt for birdie on 17 to bring himself to 10-under, allowing for the following birdie on 18 to break the record.
Long's title was the 22nd individual tournament win under Tech head coach Greg Sands, and the second-straight individual win at the Carmel Cup for the Red Raiders, after Fredrik Nilehn took the title in 2016.
Long is the third Red Raider to win this award in the last two years, joining Nilehn and Hannes Ronneblad.
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