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Men’s golf heads to NCAA final without injured Hossler

The University of Texas men's golf team will take on the University of Oregon in the NCAA final Wednesday without its top player, injured junior Beau Hossler (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

The University of Texas men's golf team will take on the University of Oregon in the NCAA final Wednesday without its top player, injured junior Beau Hossler (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

EUGENE, Ore. — The No. 1-ranked University of Texas men’s golf team knocked off No. 8 Oklahoma (4-1) and No. 4 USC (4-1) Tuesday to head to the 2016 National Championship match against No. 6 Oregon at Eugene Country Club. But the Longhorns will be facing the No. 6 Ducks on their home course without their top player, junior Beau Hossler, who bowed out of Tuesday’s match with an injured shoulder that he said was “popping in and out.”

The Texas-Oregon match will be the Longhorns’ first in an NCAA final since 2002 and will be shown at 5 p.m. on the Golf Channel. Texas has won the national championship three times before, in 1972, 1973 and 2012.

All five Texas golfers