Longhorns tumble down leaderboard

Shane Lewis

The Longhorns settled for a third place finish at the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis on Tuesday. 

Texas led the tournament by one stroke after Monday, but its lead slipped away after shooting 13-over par in the third and final round. The team finished the tournament at 27-over par, nine shots back of No. 20 Furman and Purdue. 

Furman, who trailed the Longhorns by six strokes going into the final round, surged up the leaderboard to take a share of the team championship. The Lady Paladins shot an impressive 2-under par for the round, the best single round score by any team in the tournament.  

Furman shared its team championship with Purdue, who shot three over par on the day to finish tied with the Lady Paladins at 18-over par.  

Individually, freshman Greta Volker tumbled down the leaderboard, finishing the tournament tied for tenth place. Volker led all golfers through two rounds, but was unable to overcome a final round in which she hit four bogeys and no birdies. She finished the tournament at 5-over par. 

Freshman teammate Emilee Hoffman finished right behind Volker on the leaderboard, shooting two over par to finish No. 12 on the leaderboard, a shot behind Volker. 

Junior Sophia Schubert shot 1-over par on the day, her best round of the tournament. She played almost mistake-free golf, shooting only one bogey on the day. Her third round performance helped her climb eight spots into a tie for 17th.

The only other Longhorn to finish in the top 30 was senior Julia Beck, who finished the tournament tied for No. 27 at 11-over par. 

Furman’s Haylee Harford and Kentucky’s Isabelle Johansson tied for the individual title, both shooting four under par in the final round to finish the tournament at 1-under par. 

The Longhorn women will hit the links again next Friday when they travel to South Carolina to take on familiar foe Furman.