Texas cruises at Morris Williams
Three Longhorns, Frittelli, Spieth and Vegas, tie for first
AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 1 Texas (281-280-282=843) had three competitors -- Dylan Frittelli (70-70-68=208), Jordan Spieth (70-69-69=208), and Julio Vegas (70-69-69=208) -- all tied for first place at the conclusion of the 46th annual Morris Williams Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon.
Texas led throughout all three rounds. The Longhorns (281-280-282=843, -9) were the only team to break par and finished 16 strokes ahead of second-place New Mexico (285-282-292=859).
Second-ranked Frittelli played his best golf throughout the third and final round. He birdied five times and only bogeyed twice en route to a 3-under finish.
24th-ranked Vegas nearly birdied the 18th hole to secure a sole first place victory, but ended up even on the hole. He carded 2-under scores in both the second and third rounds.
Top-ranked Spieth carded a thrilling birdie on the 18th hole to secure his share of the title. He holed out after his approach shot hit the flag stick and later fell in for birdie when the flag was removed on the green for the remaining players in the group.
Joining the top-five was Alex Moon (71-68-70=209), who birdied five or more times in each round en route to a 4-under 54-hole score. Moon finished in fourth place, one stroke behind his three teammates who tied for first place. Moon competed in the tournament as an individual.
43rd-ranked Toni Hakula (71-72-76=219) finished the tournament with eight birdies, and tied for 20th. In his fifth start for the Longhorns, Kramer Hickok (74-72-85=231) finished tied for 55th.
Cody Gribble (71-69-75=215) and Adam Wennerstrom (71-73-76=220) finished 12th and tied for 26th, respectively. Both Gibble and Wennerstrom competed in the event as individuals.