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Texas edges Texas Tech for the Big 12 men's golf championship

Provided by: Texas Tech Athletics Communications

TRINITY,Texas – Texas Tech fell three strokes shy of the Big 12 Men's GolfChampionship on Sunday, ending an improbable run that gave the Red Raiderstheir best finish at this tournament in school history.

No. 14 Texas overcame aone-shot deficit coming into the final round and posted a 3-over, 291 to givethe Longhorns a 72-hole score of 6-over, 1,158.  The Longhorns have nowwon back-to-back Big 12 Championships.

"We battledall week, it's a long week, the guys gave us all they had," Head Coach GregSands said.  "That's life in golf sometimes: you do your best and youdon't win.  I'm proud of the guys.  We battled, had a few bad breaksat the end but in the end, Texas was a better team today but I do think that wehold our heads high and be proud of the way we fought."

Despite trailing most ofthe day, the tournament came down to the final two holes as both teams hadtrouble with the finish.  Matias Dominguez, who was at even par after 17,tripled bogeyed No. 18 that dropped him to 3-over for the round.  HenryTodd, who was 2-over through 17, bogeyed No. 18 and that dropped him to 3-over.

Texas had problems oftheir on the 18th hole as Beau Hossler dropped to 2-over par after a doublebogey while Tony Hakula fell to 1-over after a bogey.

The problems for TexasTech, however, started early in the morning as the Red Raiders had eightcombined bogeys on the front nine and made the turn at 5-over par.

Junior Clement Sordet andfreshman Hannes Ronneblad were named to the Big 12 Championship All-TournamentTeam by virtue of Top 10 finishes.  Sordet paced the Red Raiders overallat 3-over, 291 and finished seventh on the individual leaderboard. Ronneblad tied for ninth place at 5-over, 293.

Juniors Henry Todd andMatias Dominguez finished in 18th and a tie for 19th, respectively. Todd was 7-over for the tournament while Dominguez was 8-over.

Texas Tech now awaits itspostseason destination, as the NCAA Tournament field will be announced onMonday, May 5 at 9 a.m. (CT) on The Golf Channel.  The Red Raiders will bemaking their 13th consecutive trip to the NCAA Regionals.

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