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UT graduate falls just short of first PGA Tour win
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Twenty-four-year-old University of Texas graduate Scottie Scheffler fell just short of his first PGA Tour win at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Sunday afternoon. Just miles from his alma mater at the Austin Country Club, Scheffler lost in the final round to PGA Tour veteran Billy Horschel.


Scheffler landed a birdie in the second hole and kept a lead for two holes, but a seventh-hole bogey propelled Horschel to the front. Another Scheffler bogey gave Horschel a two-stroke advantage through the end.

To get to the finals, Scheffler defeated Matt Kuchar in the semifinals of the knockout tournament. Scheffler also had a standout performance against Spanish professional golfer John Rahm in the quarterfinals, slamming eight birdies to win the round. In the round of 16, Scheffler won every single hole against Ian Poulter.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Scheffler played golf for UT and helped the team win three Big 12 Championships. He was also named the Phil Mickelson Player of the Year in 2015 and qualified for two U.S. Opens as an amateur in 2016 and 2017.

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