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TCU’s Brun, Texas Team Capture Big 12 Championships

Julien Brun’sjulien-brun second-straight 66 made him the runaway individual medalist at May’s Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity. Brun’s 9-stroke win over Iowa State’s Sam Daley tied for the third-largest margin of victory in Big 12 Championship history. Brun’s 72-hole score of 277 was just one stroke behind the Big 12 record of 276 by Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffman in 2009, while setting a new Whispering Pines course record. Brun’s 66 tied the Big 12 Championship mark for the lowest fourth-round score. “I had a good start (in the final round) and it helped me build momentum,” Brun said. “This is a really stressful golf course. I couldn’t relax until the end, but it feels great.” A junior from Antibes, France, Brun extended his TCU career record to eight tournament victories. On the team side, Texas captured its fifth Big 12 team title and first back-to-back win in the conference tournament since winning the 2002, 2003 and 2004 titles. The Longhorns came into the final round at 3-over-par, trailing Texas Tech by a single stroke. Texas took advantage of the Red Raiders seven-over-par day final round with a three-over finish with an overall score of six-over, securing a three-stroke victory. Longhorn freshman Beau Hossler tied for third, finishing even par, 11 shots behind Brun. “This was hard fought. This whole entire season has been a mixed bag for us in regards to overcoming a lot of obstacles,” said Texas head coach John Fields. “I’m super excited for them. I’m excited for our program.”

 

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