411OnTheForty: Men’s golf finishes third, women’s golf fourth in final fall matches

28 Oct By
Christoffer Bring won, 6&5, to lead the Texas men's golf team to a 5-0-0 sweep of Texas Tech in the final round of the East Lake Cup in Atlanta (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

The Texas men's and women's golf teams ended their fall seasons Wednesday at the East Lake Cup in Atlanta, Georgia. The men swept Big 12 foe Texas Tech, 5-0-0, on day three to finish third in the event, while the women fell to Florida, 4-0-1, to finish fourth.

The men, led by Christoffer Bring, dominated the Red Raiders, as Bring picked up a 6&5 win to close out the match. Cole Hammer, Parker Coody, Pierceson Coody and Travis Vick were all victorious; Vick was the only Texas golfer to reach the 18th hole.

It was a fitting conclusion to the event, in which Texas had posted solid results during stroke play on day one, but fell, 3-2, Tuesday to Oklahoma.

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Pepperdine won the men's 2020 East Lake Cup title; Ole Miss won the women's title.

On the women's side, Hailee Cooper was the only point scorer for Texas in the match-play loss to the Gators. Cooper scored a half point for the Horns against Florida's Clara Manzalini.

It was the second straight loss for the team; the Horns fell by the same score Tuesday to Ole Miss.

Riley Zayas is a high school sophomore and freelance journalist from Round Rock, Texas. He began his journalism career as a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter and has since become a regular contributor to Horns Illustrated, covering Texas Longhorn sports. His work also includes Fellowship of Christian Athletes publications, his personal blog 360 Sports, College Baseball Nation and Sports Spectrum, a national christian sports website. Twitter: @ZayasRiley