LUBBOCK, Texas – The No. 10-ranked Texas Tech golf team will complete its fall schedule next week at the Big 12 Match Play Tournament at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas. The Red Raiders won the 2019 Big 12 Match Play Tournament and are the No. 4 seed in this year's event. First-round pairings will be announced later this weekend.
TTU is at No. 10 in the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll which was released on Friday following a trip to Arkansas where the Red Raiders finished seventh at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational. Texas Tech will be represented at the fourth annual event by Ludvig Aberg, Kyle Hogan, Garrett Martin, Baard Skogen, Calum Scott, Andy Lopez and Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas.
The final stroke play event of the fall saw Aberg lead the Red Raiders by shooting 3-under-par and earning his 10th top-10 finish of his career last week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Aberg, who is at No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, shot 2-under in his final round to come into the conference event with momentum off his best finish this season. Skogen earned runner-up at the Maridoe Collegiate in September for the top Red Raider showing this season after opening his sophomore season with a top-10 finish at The Carmel Cup. Lopez and Meen Fosaas will be playing in their first tournament of the season.
The Big 12 men's golf teams will compete at the par-71, 7,007-yard The Clubs at Houston Oaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The tournament will be played over three days consisting of pool play for two-and-a-half days (five sessions) followed by a final round the afternoon of day three. Match play will occur during all rounds. Each team match will consist of six individual matches.
Teams were ranked and seeded based on the Big 12 Coaches Ranking. The pool play seeding will be as follows:
Pool A Pool B
Oklahoma #1 Oklahoma State #2
Texas Tech #4 Texas #3
Kansas #5 TCU #6
West Virginia #8 Baylor #7
Kansas State #9 Iowa State #10
During the pool play portion, each team will play four matches. Teams will get three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. At the conclusion of pool play, each team will be ranked 1-5 within their pool based on the amount of points accrued.
During the championship round of Day 3, the championship match will feature the team with the highest point total from Pool A with the team with the highest point total from Pool B. The third-place match will be between the teams with the second highest point totals from their respective pools. Each team will participate during the championship afternoon.
TTU's spring schedule will begin on Feb. 3 with a trip to Hawaii for the Ameri Ari Invitational.