LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech men’s golf team, recently up to No. 13 in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, took seventh place and two top-10 individual finishes in a loaded field at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday.
The Red Raiders (+7) tied for seventh place with No. 12 LSU after a tough three-day tournament in which only four teams finished under par. Out of the 17 teams in the field, 10 were ranked in the Golfstat top 30.
“I’m disappointed we didn’t keep the momentum from the first round, but I thought we competed well against some of the best teams in the nation,” Tech head coach Greg Sands said. “There were some bright spots, but some areas we need to clean up as well. I’m looking forward to what this team brings to the spring slate.”
Earning the Red Raiders’ top-10 individual finishes were Ivan Ramirez and Fredrik Nilehn, who tied for sixth at -4 for the tournament. Both golfers shot 2-under 70s on Tuesday, Ramirez’s featuring an eagle 3 on the par-5, 558-yard 13th.
Hurly Long wrapped up an extremely strong fall with a 27th-place finish at +3, after today’s 1-over 73. He concludes the fall with an impressive 70.2 stroke average.
Sandy Scott and Kyle Hogan each shot 76 to finish T-68 and 81st, respectively.
The Red Raiders will be back in action Feb. 1-3, 2018, beginning the spring portion of the schedule at the Amer Ari Invitational, in Kona Hawaii, where they will attempt to defend their 2017 team and individual titles.
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