Longhorns set for final tuneup before Big 12 tournament


The Longhorns will wrap up their regular season at the Ping ASU Invitational today through Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. 

The tournament will be a good warm up opportunity for Texas, who will compete next in the Big 12 tournament April 22-24. The field consists of eight teams inside of the top 20, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 3 Alabama and No. 5 Northwestern. 

The Longhorns are coming off of a fourth place finish at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Hawaii at the end of March. Texas finished 10-over par in the tournament while junior Julia Beck led the team with a sixth place finish at two-under par. 

No. 11 Arizona won the tournament last year at three-under par while Arizona State’s Monica Vaughn and Texas’ Bertine Strauss split the individual title in 2015.

The Longhorns’ line up for this weekend will consist of Beck, senior Natalie Karcher, juniors Haley Mills and Anne Hakula and sophomore Sophia Schubert.