Women’s golf finishes fourth in UCF Challenge


The Longhorns shot a week-best 7-over par on Tuesday to jump up two spots to finish fourth in the UCF Challenge. It’s the highest finish for Texas in the 2015-16 season.

Texas was one of two teams to finish the first round under 300 strokes, but fell in the second round as other teams made drastic improvements.

Junior Haley Mills finished as the top Longhorn, shooting a 4-over to tie for sixth overall.

Junior Julia Beck scored a 6-over-par to tie for 16th. Sophomore Sophia Schubert ended the week one stroke behind Beck, checking in with a 7-over, while freshman Maddie Luitwieler finished tied for 41st at 12-over.

Senior Tezira Abe finished well off the pace, carding a score of 22-over for the weekend.

Houston took the team title at the tournament with a score of 21-over while Frida Gustafsson Spang from East Carolina took the individual title with a 3-under score — the only player to finish under par.

Texas will be back in action Feb. 21–23 in New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate.