Doug Ghim, senior golfer at the University of Texas, is having himself one heck of a month.
In the first week of April, he played at Augusta National in the Masters, where he finished as low amateur and holed out for an eagle on his final hole of the tournament. And Wednesday, he tied with three others for the individual Big 12 men’s title.
Ghim shot 71-69-70-73 to finish at 3 over on the par-70 Southern Hills Course in Tulsa, Okla. He tied for first with Kristoffer Ventura of Oklahoma State, Jeremy Gandon of Kansas State and Oklahoma’s Grant Hirschman.
“It’s nice to win, obviously,” Ghim told texassports.com. “I wish I could have made that putt on 18, but it was a great week. It was a strong field with a lot of good players. Our conference is typically one of the stronger ones, so to be able to be in a position to say that I was in position to win a tournament like this is a great feeling.”
As a team, the Longhorns finished in a tie for second place with Oklahoma State, eight strokes behind champion Oklahoma. No. 15 Texas will learn where it will play in a regional during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, which will take place on Wednesday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel.