Incredible perseverance by Beau Hossler as he finishes his match one-handed to give Texas a berth in the NCAA Final.
Texas junior injures his shoulder on the 15th hole of his semi final match, and finishes one-handed to win.
By Chris Billingsley
It's the thing we love most about sports. The underdog rising to glory, the athlete who shows heart and determination to overcome the obstacles and emerge a champion. Bobby Baun scoring the winning Stanley cup goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs on a broken leg. Tiger Woods' historic U.S Open victory over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines with a fractured tibia.
Well, chalk up another in the list of great victories whilst overcoming seemingly insurmountable pain. Playing Andrew Levitt of USC, University of Texas Junior Beau Hossler appeared to injure his left shoulder on his approach shot on the 15th hole. Persevering through the pain, Hossler even putted out of the bunker on 17. He'd go on to win the match 2 and 1 and help his Texas team advance to the NCAA finals.
Unfortunately for Texas, the Cinderella story didn't have a fairy-tale ending. Hossler was unable to compete in the final, conceding his match on the first hole the eventual champs from Oregon. Though the matches went to extra holes, so one has to wonder if the championship outcome might have been different if Hossler had been able to play.
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