Texas headlines field at Bayou City Collegiate

Gavin Hall and the Texas Longhorns will try to defend their title at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship Friday through Sunday in Houston.

Men's Rankings »

1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

Men's Team Rankings »

1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

If Texas can repeat what it did at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship last year, it will likely be happy with the result.

The team won by 21 strokes with golfers in the top three spots on the leaderboard. The Longhorns, No. 20 in the Golfweek Rankings return to the event Friday through Sunday at the The Golf Club of Houston's Tournament course.

But they'll have five additional teams that appear in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings' top 50 putting up a fight.

The field also includes Arkansas (No. 19), Baylor (No. 28), Charlotte, Houston (No. 17), Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, New Mexico State, Rice, South Carolina (No. 25), South Florida (No. 21) and Texas-San Antonio.

Arkansas won its first event of the spring, taking the Gator Invitational by six strokes. Two Razorbacks placed in the top five of the competitive tournament.

The course is 6,982 yards long, and the tournament is co-hosted by Houston and Rice.

Two golfers listed in the top 25 of the Golfweek/Sagarin Individual Rankings will tee off at the tournament. USF's Chase Koepka is ranked No. 5, and Arkansas' Sebastian Cappelen is No. 18.

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