WINDERMERE, Florida – Kyle Hogan and Sandy Scott both recorded Tavistock Collegiate Invitational top-5 finishes as Texas Tech completed its fall schedule with a fourth-place result at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club.
The Red Raiders, who are the top-rated team by Golfweek and second in Golfstat, finished the three-day tournament in fourth at even-par (291-281-292 – 864). Central Florida won the tournament at 22-under for the week followed by LSU (6-under), Vanderbilt (1-under), Tech, Cal (1-over) and No. 8 Arizona State at 2-over. Hogan led the Red Raiders with a third-place showing and Scott tied for fifth.
In Little Rock, Markus Braadlie won the Little Rock First Tee Classic on a playoff after finishing the three-round tournament at 6-under-par. Braadlie was 3-under on Tuesday during the final round of the 54-hole event and caught Max Theodorakis (Campbell) after making an eagle on No. 15. He would bogey his finishing hole to go to a playoff where the sophomore would earn his first collegiate victory with a 71-70-69 – 210 scorecard. Tech was represented by three individuals at the tournament, including Jansen Smith and Jamie Stewart. Smith shot 70-74-77 for a tie for 20th, while Stewart was at 72-75-77 for 33rd.
Hogan recorded his top finish of the fall after shooting 4-under on Tuesday, highlighted by make an eagle on No. 16 and four birdies in his round. He moved up from 11th after the second round, while Scott finished tied for fifth after shooting 72-66-74 for the tournament. Texas Tech freshman Ludvig Aberg and junior Andy Lopez tied for 48th overall and Garrett Martin was 60th. Lopez was rated No. 7 individually in Golfstat coming into the tournament after opening the season with a win at the Iverness and a third-place showing at the season-opening Carmel Cup. He was coming off going 5-0 at the Big 12 Match Play Tournament before shooting 7-over in Florida.
Scott finished the tournament with 15 birdies and Hogan had 14 for the Red Raiders who completed the fall with three tournament victories to match a program record. For the week, Tech led the field with a 3.03 scoring average on par 3s and recorded 52 birdies.
Texas Tech will return to competition at the Amer Ari Invitational from Feb. 6-8 in Kona, Hawaii to begin a six-tournament spring that will lead into the postseason. The Big 12 Championship is set for April 27-29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.