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Cowboys focus on Big 12 Championship after 4th-place finish

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The Cowboys were knocked off of the medal stand this weekend as they finished tied for fourth at the Aggie Invitational.

Their 906 42-over tally landed them three strokes behind Texas Tech and side-by-side with California.

LSU and Texas A&M took home the victory at 899, with Cal’s Brandon Hagy taking home the medalist honor with a 4-under total of 212.

Among the Cowboys, redshirt freshman Wyndhan Clark again took home the team’s top spot, closing with a round of 75 to land in sixth place at 222.

Two of his teammates met him in the top 10, with seniors Talor Gooch and Ian Davis, who competed individually, tying for 10th place at 224.

Although Davis’ finishes wasn’t as high as he would’ve hoped, coach Alan Bratton was impressed with the way Davis played.

“He played well as an individual the first two rounds,” Bratton said. “He played his way into contention. It was nice to see him playing more confident golf.”

As a team, Bratton said his team played well on the par-5 holes and stayed patient through the obstacles. 

“We lost a lot of shots on the easy par 4s,” Bratton said. “We made way too many big numbers. We normally make a lot of birdies. This week we did not, but had we avoided the big numbers, we still would have been competitive. “

Not much time is spent dwelling on the defeat however as the team in now preparing for an event they it has been anticipating since the beginning of the season, the Big 12 Championship.

“We are on to the Big 12 Championship next,” Bratton said. “Whispering Pines is a beautiful facility. We love competing there. The conference has depth this year. There are multiple teams capable of winning so we need two good weeks of preparation to roll into the Big 12 ready to compete.”