Texas Longhorns Golf 19th after first round of NCAA women’s golf

The Texas Longhorns were in 19th place after the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday.

Texas shot a 305 of 17 over par, leaving them 16 shots behind Stanford, which shot a 1 over par. More importantly for Texas, they are four strokes out of a tie for 12th place at 13 over par held by four teams – Wake Forest, Michigan, Purdue and Big 12 rival Baylor.

The reason this is important is that after the third round on Sunday the tournament makes its first cut – the top 15 teams from the 24 on the pitch and nine people not part of a progressing squad will advance to the final. ‘next step.

This next step is a fourth round of move play on Monday. At that point, stroke play ends and the top eight teams proceed to match play.

So Texas has some catching up to do. Meanwhile, other Big 12 rivals are also playing. TCU finished 11th, Baylor tied for 12th, and Oklahoma State tied for 21st.

Brigitte Thibault shot 75, while Bohyun Park shot 76. Sara Kouskova and Sophie Guo each shot 77 and Bentley Cotton shot 78.

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The National Tag Team Champion is crowned in match play with teams ranked 1-8 based on stroke play results. The quarter-finals and semi-finals take place on Tuesday, while the championship game is scheduled for Wednesday.

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