Women’s golf finishes 11th in opening event

Caroline Hall

The Texas women’s golf team completed its season-opening tournament Tuesday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in impressive fashion. Finishing in 11th place overall, the team came back from a tough first day to end with a team total of 25-over-par, 23 strokes better than its opening-round finish.

Leading the team was junior Bertine Strauss, who was the Longhorns’ low-finisher at +6 (73-74-72), placing her in 15th place on the individual leaderboard. Not far behind Strauss was freshman enrollee Lara Weinstein, finishing just six strokes behind Strauss to tie for 35th place in her collegiate debut.

Sophomores Tezira Abe (77-75-78) and Natalie Karcher (80-73-77) tied for 60th at +17, while freshman Julia Beck (84-83-74) rounded out in 85th place.

The tournament was stacked with many of the nations premier championship teams. Top-ranked Southern California (288-279-299=866) swept the team and individual titles.