First round of Betsy Rawls is disappointing for Texas

Shelby Hodges

The first round of the Betsy Rawls Invitational was held Sunday after a weather delay pushed the tee-times from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texas ended the round tied for 13th out of 18 with an overall score of 299,  11-over-par.  Sophomore Natalie Karcher led the team shooting 2-under-par 70, while freshman Julia Beck shot a 2-over-par 74. Karcher had four birdies and only one bogie in the first round and is currently tied for 11th place on the overall leader board.

Miami (FL) ended the round in first place with a score of 276, 12-under-par, with No. 1 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona State rounding out the top three.

Freshman Anne Hakula, sophomore Tezira Abe and junior Bertine Strauss completed the round for Texas with scores of 77, 78 and 78, respectively. 

Round two will continue Monday at The University of Texas Golf Club with tee times starting at 8:15 a.m.