Texas sits in 4th place after 36 holes of Betsy Rawls Invitational

Rosalyn Barnett

With lower temperatures and a calm breeze for their home tournament, the Longhorns completed the first day of the Betsy Rawls Invitational in 4th place. Texas shot a 583, 7-over par.

Senior Tezira Abe had a strong showing, shooting consecutive rounds of 73-70 to finish in the top five at 1-under par. Junior Julia Beck and freshman Maddie Luitwieler are currently tied for 16th at 2-over par. Sophomore Sophia Schubert shot 4-over par to tie for 28th, while junior Haley Mills finished 14-over par for a tie for 65th.

Senior Natalie Karcher finished tied for 36th, and junior Anne Hakula finished in 69th. Both are playing as individuals for Texas.

Kent State took the outright lead with a team score of 575 to lead by just one shot over UNLV and Texas Tech. Senior Taylor Kim of Kent State, junior Julie Houston of UTSA and freshman Elizabeth Prior of UNLV are tied at 3-under par for first place to lead the group of 75 players.

Texas will be paired with New Mexico and Texas State tomorrow for the final 18 holes to finish out the third round. There will be a shotgun start with tee times at 8:30 a.m.