Longhorns finish Big 12 Championships tied for sixth

Jeremy Thomas

Sophomore Bertine Strauss tied for seventh place to lead the No. 23 Longhorns to a sixth-place tie at 72-over 936 in the Big 12 Championship hosted by Iowa State.

Drastic weather changes plagued the weekend, as the Longhorns (327-297-312=936) were unable to find consistent play. In the opening round, the Longhorns battled winds in excess of 30 mph and cold conditions to post a 39-over-par 327 on Friday. 

Saturday brought clear skies as the average score for the day dropped 7.66 strokes from the previous round. 

In the final round Sunday, sunny conditions with winds over 20 mph dominated. Strauss (80-69-78) carded consecutive birdies at the 10th and 11th holes but bogeyed five times and double bogeyed once to end the tournament. Senior Desiree Dubreuil (81-76-79) was the closest Longhorn behind Strauss with a tie for 22nd.

No. 16 Oklahoma State (317-289-299) took the lead in the last three holes to capture its eighth Big 12 Championship with a score of 41-over 905. Lauren Taylor of Baylor claimed the Big 12 Individual Title at 1-under 213.