The climb was tough, but completely doable for the Longhorns. Texas finished the first two rounds this past Monday with a total score of 306 (+30), which put them in 12th place going into Tuesday’s final round.
The Longhorns had a prompt 7:48 a.m. start time on Oct. 10, and they were paired with UC Davis and Tulsa who shared 12th place with them. They finished the round with the third lowest final round score of 293 (+5), which propelled them seven places on the leaderboard to finish in the top five. Their final tournament score of 35 over par 899 (304-302-293) gave them a fifth place finish in the Windy City Classic.
Juniors Desiree Dubreuil and Madison Pressel led the Longhorns throughout the tournament. Both finished at nine over par 255 in a tie for 25th place. In her second collegiate event, freshman Bertine Strauss finished in 35th place with a score of 228 (+12), while juniors Haley Stephens (74-76-79) and Katelyn Sepmoree (78-79-72) tied for 42nd at 225 (+13). In the final round on Tuesday, the Longhorns had the best stroke averages at 78.00.
Oklahoma State (882, +18) held off second place Arizona (883, +19) by one stoke, taking first place in the Windy City Classic.
Printed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 as: Team fights back on final day to finish fifth in tournament