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Texas Women Lone Big 12 Team to Make Cut at NCAA Golf

NCAA Womens Golf: NCAA Women's Golf Championship

The Texas Longhorns were the only Big 12 team to make the cut for the fourth round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday.

Texas had to sweat it out, too, but the Longhorns eventually moved up to a tie for 13th place after finishing its third round early in the day.

The rest of the Big 12 finished late. Baylor finished 18th, Oklahoma State finished 19th and TCU finished in 21st.

 

The Top 15 teams move on to Monday’s final round before match play begins on Tuesday, featuring the Top 8 remaining teams in the field.

For Texas to advance to match play, the Longhorns will have to make up the 13-stroke deficit between them at San Jose State and LSU, which are tied for seventh.

Stanford remained in the lead entering Monday’s final round of stroke play.

Bentley Cotton ended up with the best round of Sunday for Texas, firing an even-par 72. Combined with her 78 and 75, she finished the 54 holes with a 226.

But it was Bohyun Park who had the best three-round total for Texas. She slipped into the top six after her 4-under-par 68 on Saturday (she shot a 76 on Friday). But she took a step back on Sunday, shooting a 77. She still ended up with a 221.

Sophie Guo had her best round of the tournament on Sunday, shooting a 74 after rounds of 77 and 79. She had a three-round total of 74. Sara Kouskova shot a 78 and combined with her previous rounds of 77 and 73, finished with a 228. Brigitte Thibault shot an 81 and combined with her 79 and 75 on Friday and Saturday, respectively, finished with a 54-hole total of 235.

 

Baylor shot a 295 on Sunday, its best round of the event, but finished at 42-over-par 906 for the tournament. Gurleen Kaur put together a fine round on Sunday, firing a 69 to add to her previous rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at 221. That left her in a tie for 20th place.

After that Addie Baggarly shot a 75, and with previous rounds of 76 and 78 she finished with a 229. Rosie Belsham finished with a three-round total of 230 (74, 80 and 76).

Britta Snyder finished with a 232 (83-74-75). BaiMai Seema took the place of Hannah Karg on Sunday and shot an 81. Karg had shot rounds of 77 and 80 on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Oklahoma State shot its second straight 12-over-par 300 on Sunday to finish at 43-over-par 907.

Madisson Hinson-Tolchard was the low Cowgirl with a three-round total of 223 (78-68-77). She was followed by Lianna Bailey (76-80-73—229), Hailey Jones (74-78-77—229), Rina Tatematsu (79-79-73—231) and Han Hsuan Yu (81-75-78—234).

TCU played its way out of making it to the final round, as the Horned Frogs dropped 8 places after shooting a 23-over-par 311 for a three-round total of 48-over-par 912.

 

Caitlyn Macnab shot a 73 in the final round to lead the Horned Frogs. Combined with rounds of 77 and 75, she had a three-round total 225. Her three-round total also led the Horned Frogs.

The rest of the Horned Frogs included Sabrina Iqbal (71-77-78—226), Lois Lau (78-73-80—231), Valeria Pacheco (74-82-81—237) and Trinity King (83-76-80—239).

Iowa State’s Taglao Jeeravivitaporn shot a third-round 73. With her first-round 77 and second-round 71, she had a 54-hole total of 221. Her teammate, Ruby Chou, shot a 77 on Sunday and coupled with her first two rounds (77 and 71) she finished with a 54-hole total of 231.

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