Women’s golf finishes 10th in Minnesota Invitational

Rosalyn Barnett

Texas took 10th place out of 12 teams in the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday after shooting a score of 303 in the third and final round.

Sitting in 10th place overall and 28 strokes behind the leader after Monday’s 36 holes with Houston and Kansas, junior Haley Mills led the Longhorns as she tied for 19th along with senior Tezira Abe. Able played as an individual on Tuesday with Kentucky and Kansas. The mild temperature made for a beautiful day of golf, but the slight wind caused players to stumble. The Longhorns finished with a two-day score of 917, 33 strokes off the lead, as juniors Julia Beck and Mills led the team at 12-over par, tying for 30th.

Senior Natalie Karcher finished tied for 42nd with individual round scores of 75, 82 and 75, respectively. Sophomore Sophia Schubert and freshman Maddie Luitwieler had great showings in their first tournament as Longhorns, with Schubert shooting 79, 75 and 80 to finish 48th, while Luitwieler shot 81, 77 and 80 to finish tied for 58th.

Abe competed with seven other women playing as individuals. She shot a three-day average of just under 77 to finish the tournament tied for 38th.

Highlights throughout the rest of the tournament included Kentucky’s Megan Kinney making a hole-in-one on the 6th hole on Monday, Purdue University snagging first place with a combined score of 88,4 and Minnesota’s Celia Kuenster placing first overall with a score of 3-under par.

The Longhorns will head to Boerne, Texas, on Oct. 4–6 for their next three-day tournament, the Jim West Invitational, at Tapatio Springs Golf Course.