Longhorns remain in sixth entering final day in Florida

Stephanie Yarbrough

Sophomore Haley Stephens showed no signs of cooling off, finishing Monday with an even-par 72 after her season-best 69 on Monday at the UCF Challenge in Florida.

She had four birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey on the second day of competition to put her 36-hole total at three-under 141. Stephens had a bogey on 15 and a double bogey on the 16th, but she closed with two pars on her last two holes to end even on Monday. She is tied for sixth place heading into Tuesday’s finale.

Sophomore Madison Pressel ended the day with a one-over. She had a pair of bogeys on the first two holes, a pair of pars on the next two and found a birdie opportunity on the par-4 fifth hole. On her last 13 holes she made par and ended tied for 14th place at 1-over 145.

Sophomores Pressel and Katelyn Sepmoree are the only other Longhorns in top 20. Pressel is tied for 14th place overall with a total score of one-over 145 while Sepmoree is tied for 18th, one stroke behind her teammate.

Texas is still sixth overall in the team rankings at eight-over. Coastal Carolina finished in first with a one-over 298, South Carolina is in second place trailing Costal Carolina by four strokes. Tulane tops off the leaderboard in third place at three-over 579.

The tournament concludes this morning with a 7:45 tee-time in a shotgun start from the fourth, fifth and sixth holes. Texas plays alongside fourth-place Kentucky and fifth-place Minnesota.