Morris Wiliams Invitational Begins Saturday For Men's Golf

April 12, 2013

The Texas Tech Men's Golf team will round out the regular-season this weekend in Austin as the Red Raiders tee off in the 47th Annual Morris Williams Invitational.

Tournament play begins with two rounds on Saturday at the University of Texas Golf Club and the final round on Sunday morning. The University of Texas Golf Club features a par 71 course covering 7,412 yards.

The Red Raiders will be looking to avenge a disappointing finish last weekend at the Aggie Invitational and one for one final tune-up before the Big 12 Championships (April 22-24). Texas Tech will be led by senior Finley Ewing IV, who paces the team with a 72.4 stroke average over 30 rounds of golf this year.

Filling out the lineup in Austin this weekend will be No. 3 Texas, No. 4 New Mexico, No. 7 TCU, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Kent State, No. 26 Houston, No. 30 UNLV, No. 34 North Texas, No. 36 Liberty, No. 42 Texas Tech, No. 43 Baylor and No. 95 UT Arlington.

Live stats can be followed on golfstat.com.

About the Morris Williams Invitational
The tournament is held annually in memory of former University of Texas golf star Morris Williams, Jr., who died in a plane crash while serving in the Air Force in 1953.

An Austin native, Williams became the city's youngest junior champion at age 13 and dominated the local golf scene for the next several years. He starred on the Longhorns' teams from 1947-50 and led Texas to Southwest Conference championships in 1947, 1948 and 1950. In his final year (1950), Williams was runner-up in the NCAA Championship as UT finished second in the team competition.

Upon graduation, Williams joined the Air Force and posted an undefeated record in service golf tournaments. He perished shortly after his victory in the Worldwide Air Force Championship. Former medalists at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate include such names as Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Brad Elder, Bob Estes, Justin Leonard, Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart.



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