Texas Women’s Golf finish in fourth place in spring opener

Jeremy Thomas

Despite dropping 17 strokes from its previous round score, Texas placed fourth overall in its spring opener at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After Wednesday’s final round, the Longhorns (299-290-301 = 890) finished at 38-over par.

For the second consecutive round, senior Madison Pressel led the Longhorns in the clubhouse with an individual score of 4-over par. In the final round, Pressel carded two birdies and four bogies. Alongside the team’s fourth-place finish, Pressel (75-69-73 = 217) placed in the same position on the player leaderboard. Pressel’s season-best fourth-place finish positioned her four strokes away from the individual title winner, Erynne Lee of UCLA.

Senior Desiree Dubreuil clinched a top-15 finish with a score of +8. Dubreuil’s (74-75-72) scorecard included four birdies, all on the back nine, three bogies and a double to score the low round of the day for the Longhorns at one stroke away from even par.  

Senior Haley Stephens (76-76-76 = 227) and sophomore Bertine Strauss finished within a stroke of each other at 14- and 15-over pars, respectively. Senior Katelyn Sepmoree rounded out the team at 23-over 236.

UCLA overcame its one-stroke deficit entering the final round to win the team title over rival USC. The Bruins finished at 18-over 870, 11 strokes over the Trojans. Duke finished third at 29-over 881 and Florida clinched a top five position with a score of 40-over 892.