Women’s golf finishes seventh in PING/ASU Invitational

Jeremy Thomas

Highlighted by a strong performance from senior Desiree Dubreuil, who finished tied fifth at 5-under-par 211, the Longhorns women’s golf squad completed the PING/ASU Invitational in seventh place. Texas (286-289-289) ended the tournament at even par 864.

Dubreuil (70-68-73) entered the final round tied for 3rd on the player leaderboard as she carded a career low round of 68 on Saturday. Through the first five holes, Dubreuil closed in on the lead as she birdied the third and the fifth holes. However, she bogeyed the sixth, double bogeyed the ninth, and carded consecutive bogeys at the 11th and 12th. She battled back to end the final round at 1-over-par with birdies at holes 14 and 16.

Senior Katelyn Sepmoree (71-72-72) ended the tournament in red numbers tied for 17th place at 1-under 215. Sophomore Bertine Strauss (75-74-70) carded a final round of 2-under par and finished the invitational at 3-over 219 tied for 31st. Senior Madison Pressel (70-75-78) completed the tournament tied for 48th place at 7-over 223. Freshman Natalie Karcher (75-77-74) rounded out the team tied for 58th place at 10-over 226.

Defending champion and No. 2 Alabama (Golf World/WGCA) collectively shot 11-under-par in the final round of the Invitational to cruise to victory at -19. No. 3 Duke finished nine strokes behind. Emma Talley of the Crimson Tide captured the individual title at 9-under 207 as she shot all three rounds under par.

The Longhorns now look toward postseason play with the Big 12 Championship hosted by Iowa State on Friday at the Harvester in Rhodes, Iowa.