Texas' Hossler (shoulder) out of NCAA final


After injuring his shoulder late in his semifinal match on Tuesday, Texas' Beau Hossler will not play in Wednesday afternoon's final against Oregon.

Hossler was scheduled to play Oregon's Zach Foushee in Wednesday's third match. As subsititutes are not allowed, Texas will have to forfeit that match, giving Oregon a 1-0 lead before the final even begins. The other four matches will go on as planned.

"I have full confidence that all four on them can go out and win their match," Hossler said on Golf Central pregame.

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The Texas junior first injured his shoulder playing his approach to the 15th green in his semifinal match against USC's Andrew Levitt. He pulled away in pain on three more occasions before tournament officials allowed another match to play through, giving Hossler time to decide if he could play.

After once again pulling away in pain after playing his approach shot from the rough on 17, Hossler got up-and-down from a greenside bunker with his putter (video here) to save par and push Texas to the final.

Hossler said he does not yet have an official diagnosis but that he will get an MRI tomorrow.

"It's not about me. It's about my teammates and my university," Hossler said, before later adding, "I don't want to do any further damage to my shoulder ... And me playing at 30 percent ... I'd get smoked out there."