Ludwig Aberg is on heating.
The Texas Tech senior has won each of his past two events, the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA Norman Regional, entering the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, which begins Friday at Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also shot 59 – and almost 58.
The 60-under score came Wednesday as the Red Raiders went into a casual round on the 27-hole course at Gierland Golf Club, near Greyhawk. Aberg started the day on the Mesquite nine, where he shot a 6-under 30 with three straight birdies. Then on the par-5 fifth, he moved Aberg to 9-under par-72 par and headed to the ace nine. With four holes to go, Aberg birdied 17 on Nos. 6 and 7 before chipping away.Th Round hole.
At 12 under and the par-5 ninth to go, Aberg holed his second shot from 200 yards to 8 feet. That’s when Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands pulled out the phone and called for 58. Aberg slid it left and low, but the tap-in still got a “back-leaned 59,” as Sands called it.
“Everything is coming along really well for him,” Sands said of the star player on the eve of the national championship.
Aberg finished in the top 10 of the nine collegiate events, posting four wins. Despite the distractions of the PGA Tour University, where he is comfortably No. 1 and on the precipice of the PGA Tour card, Hogan did what he received during the Colony Club Banquet starting Monday, including the three season awards. in Fort Worth, Texas.
The towering Swede may be the favorite for the Haskins and Nicklaus awards, as is Vanderbilt sophomore Gordon Sargent, who has also put together a solid season with top-seven finishes in 11 starts, including three wins.
“When you look at things like PGA Tour U, you see people cracking all over the place, and this guy doesn’t crack,” Sands said. “You put anybody in his position, and they wouldn’t do what he did.”