AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas men’s golf team is set to open its 2021 spring slate this week, as the Longhorns take part in the 2021 Border Olympics at the Laredo Country Club on Feb. 22-23. The 19-team field will play 36 holes on Monday, and the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
2021 Border Olympics
Feb. 22-23, 2021
Where: Laredo, Texas (Laredo Country Club)
Format: 36 holes on Monday; 18 holes on Tuesday
Field: Houston, Abilene Christian, Baylor, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Houston Baptist, Illinois State, Kent State, Lamar, Little Rock, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico State, Rice, Sam Houston State, Texas, Texas A&M, ULM, UTSA
• The Texas men’s golf team begins it spring slate in pursuit of the program’s 48th conference championship, and first since 2017.
• Texas’ 2021 lineup features three former All-Americans in Parker Coody, Pierceson Coody and Cole Hammer. The Coody twins each earned honorable mention in 2019 and first-team recognition last season, while Hammer was a 2019 first-team honoree.
• For the second-straight year, Pierceson Coody, Cole Hammer and Travis Vick were all featured on preseason watch list for the Fred Haskins Award, collegiate golf’s highest individual honor.
• Parker Coody and Vick both made the cut on the final Fred Haskins Award watch list following the Longhorns’ 2020 fall slate.
• The Haskins Award, celebrating its 50th year, has been won previously by five Longhorns on seven occasions. That list of UT greats is made up by three-time winner Ben Crenshaw (1971-73), Bob Estes (1987), Justin Leonard (1994), Brad Elder (1997) and Beau Hossler (2016).
• The Longhorns finished third at the East Lake Cup back in October, falling to Oklahoma, 3-2-0, in the semifinals before sweeping Texas Tech, 5-0-0, in the consolation match.
• Texas’ 2021 slate was originally scheduled to open at the All-American Intercollegiate on Feb. 14-16, but the tournament was postponed due to severe winter weather across the state of Texas.