Oregon, Texas Advance to NCAA Championship Final
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Beau Hossler injured his left shoulder and still managed to close out his match Tuesday to send top-seeded Texas into the NCAA championship final against Oregon.
Hossler first felt pain on a 4-iron on the 15th hole, and he winced coming down the stretch at Eugene Country Club. From a bunker short of the 17th green, he used a putter to get it on the green, and then holed a 25-foot putt for a 2-and-1 victory over Andrew Levitt of Southern California.
Oregon, No. 26 in the NCAA ranking going into the championship, knocked off Illinois in the other semifinal match.
The Ducks will be going for their first national championship.
Texas coach John Fields said he was not sure if Hossler would be able to compete in Wednesday's final.