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But the University of Texas also awaits after he finishes his senior season early. Then, hopefully, a long pro career.

“I know I can compete,” Hossler said. “I’ve just got to believe in myself and keep working. It’s not going to happen overnight.”

But it makes this experience that much more valuable.

As for being overshadowed by a 14-year-old, practice partner Furyk found it difficult to rate which was more impressive.

“They’re both impressive feats,” Furyk said. “Now if both make the cut, it will be another story line.”