Final Nine Holes Drop Texas Tech To Seventh Place Big 12 Finish|
April 24, 2013
Texas Tech's struggles on the back nine of today's final round of the Big 12 Conference Men's Golf Championships was the difference as the Red Raiders slipped from fifth to seventh.
No. 5 Texas took home the conference championship by four strokes over No. 18 Oklahoma State. No. 33 Oklahoma finished in third followed by No. 12 TCU, unranked Kansas State and No. 46 Baylor.
Early on, it looked as though senior Finley Ewing IV would earn a top 10 finish but a five-hole stretch between holes 8 and 12 ended those chances. To his credit, Ewing was able to gather himself over the final six holes and ended up leading the Red Raiders with a tie for 23rd overall at 14-over, 224.
Sophomore Henry Todd turned in the best round of the day for the Red Raiders as he went 1-over, 71 and that pushed him into a tie for 25th overall. Todd fired a 77 in the first two rounds and ended the tournament at 15-over, 225.
As a team the Red Raiders finished at 57-over, 897 and were just two strokes back of sixth place Baylor and six strokes back of fifth place Kansas State.
The Red Raiders now await an NCAA Regional bid that will be the 12th consecutive for the program and is the longest streak on campus. Regional play begins on May 16 and the six regional sites will be hosted by Washington State, Arizona State, LSU, Arkansas, Ohio State and Florida State.