Golf is a cruel sport. The game changes with each address of the ball as players attempt to temporarily master a task that they could never truly perfect. Playing golf as part of a team adds its own set of challenges, including forcing each player to bring his best to balance out a teammate’s mistake or shortcomings.
The Texas men’s golf team — a group that epitomizes the definition of balance and success — made few mistakes throughout the 2012 season. Ranked No. 1 going into the NCAA Tournament, each player overcame the pressure and performed to their full potential during the tournament.
And then senior Dylan Frittelli stepped up to the final hole.
He had one last shot.
One last shot to win the title. One last shot of his collegiate career.
The championship came down to Frittelli and Alabama’s Cory Whitsett, a Houstonian and one of the most accomplished junior players in the The rest of this article is available to Digital Subscribers only. Login or Subscribe to continue reading.