Texas looks to come from behind in Windy City

Garrett Callahan

As the morning came to an end in the Windy City Monday, it was a great day to golf but not so great for the Longhorns.

The five Texas golfers got off to an early start at 7:30 a.m. paired with Purdue and Wake Forest. The first round of the Windy City Classic didn’t end as well as Texas would have hoped.

The Longhorns posted a final team score of 304 (+16), finishing 14th out of the 15 teams with only UNC-Wilmington behind them. Junior Haley Stephens led the Longhorns in round one with a score of 74 (+2) with junior Desiree Dubreuil coming in right behind her with a score of 75 (+3). Freshman Bertine Strauss was not far behind at 77 (+5), followed by junior Katelyn Sepmoree at 78 (+6) and junior Madison Pressel at 79 (+7).

No. 4 Oklahoma State finished round one on top with a final team score of 291 (+3) and a 4-stroke lead over second place Ohio State (296) and a 10-stroke lead against over place Kent State (301). Texas had one other round yesterday to finish off day one. While there is plenty of time to complete the tournament on a good note, it definitely wasn’t what veteran head coach Martha Richards expected after a big season opening victory in College Station last month.

Printed on October 4, 2011 as: Despite favorable conditions, Longhorns faltered in first round