Horns face long road back to title

Jacob Martella

Texas will have a lot of work to do Tuesday if it wants to retain the team title.

The Longhorns finished the second round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational on Monday in a tie for fifth with a 10-over 586.

“I think we’ve continued to play a lot of really good golf,” head coach Martha Richards said. “We’re fighting hard, and they did a really nice job today.”

The Longhorns sit tied with Tulsa. Florida and Alabama share first place with a 3-under 573.

Sophomore Bertine Strauss leads all Longhorns with a 4-under 140 through two rounds. She currently sits in fourth place, two shots off the lead.

“I think just knowing all the ins and outs and knowing the places where you can conquer makes a big difference,” Strauss said. The Longhorns won the tournament last year but face a long uphill climb to contend for the team title.