12 May

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Talented young trio at top of pack for No. 6 Texas men’s golf

Freshman Cole Hammer, whose strokes-per-round average of 69.44 is the best on the team this season, leads the No. 6 Texas men's golf team into the Austin Regional of the NCAA Championship this week (photo courtesy of teaxssports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — It has been said often that youth is wasted on the young, but Texas freshman golfers Cole Hammer, and twins Parker and Pierceson Coody, are doing their darnedest to make sure their first season on the Forty Acres produces a maximum return.

To wit: the three golfers have been among the leaders for this season’s men’s golf squad, a group that carries a No. 6 national ranking into play in the NCAA Austin Regional, which will be contested Monday-Wednesday as the University of Texas Golf Club.

Texas will host and is the top seed in the Austin Regional. The Longhorns are one

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .