Texas Men’s Golf Headlines Big 12 Conference Postseason Honors


IRVING, Texas -- The No. 13 Texas Men’s Golf team headlined the 2014 Big 12 Conference postseason awards as freshman Beau Hossler became the fifth-straight Longhorn to claim Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors and head coach John Fields was named Big 12 Coach of the Year for the second-consecutive year, the league announced Thursday. Additionally, senior Toni Hakula and junior Kramer Hickok joined Hossler on the All-Big 12 Team.

Hossler tied for third place at his first Big 12 Championship after shooting a 288 at the 72-hole event over the weekend. The freshman has posted 19 par-or-better rounds on the year, including seven rounds in the 60s. Hossler has registered five top-10 finishes in 11 starts, including three over the last four events.

Hakula leads Texas with a 71.88 scoring average and six top-10 finishes this season. He recorded a season-best tie for second place at the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and has three additional top-five finishes on the year.

After missing the fall season due to a right-wrist injury, Hickok bounced back in the spring and notched four top-10 finishes in seven events, including a season-best tie for second place at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship. It is the second career honor for Hickok after previously picking up All-Big 12 Team accolades last season.

Under Fields, Texas has recorded six top-five finishes, including claiming the title at the Big 12 Championship for the second-consecutive year. Fields was voted Coach of the Year by the league’s head coaches.

Leading the way on the All-Big 12 Team was Oklahoma State with four representatives. Big 12 Player of the Year Wyndham Clark, Ian Davis, Talor Gooch and Jordan Niebrugge make up the list for the Cowboys. In addition to Texas’ three honorees, Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU had one honoree apiece with Kyle Jones, Michael Gellerman and Big 12 individual champion Julien Brun, respectively.

The All-Big 12 Team was identified using the top 10 highest-ranked golfers according to theGolfweek/Sagarin rankings following the Big 12 Championship.

The Longhorns now await selections for the NCAA Regionals that will be announced Monday, May 5 from 10-11 a.m. Central during Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily morning news and lifestyle show.

2014 All-Big 12 Team

Kyle Jones, Baylor

Michael Gellerman, Oklahoma

Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State

Ian Davis, Oklahoma State

Talor Gooch, Oklahoma State

Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State

Julien Brun, TCU

Toni Hakula, Texas

Kramer Hickok, Texas

Beau Hossler, Texas


Player of the Year

Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State


Freshman of the Year

Beau Hossler, Texas


Coach of the Year

John Fields, Texas

James Schleicher

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