After battling hard at the Big 12 Championship from April 21-April 23, the Longhorns have left the Dominion Country Club as champions! They received the first place trophy for the first time since 2011. So, how did they do it? Lets take a look back at the instrumental players and swings that led the Longhorns to victory.
Day 1 (April 21): Junior Sophia Schubert started the day by making par on the first hole before making back-to-back birdies on holes two and three. She then made a bogey on hole five and a birdie on seven and ended the round with a bogey and a par. Eventually, she finished the day 1-under par and in a tie for third. Another standout was Freshman Emilee Hoffman who also finished in the top-9, making six birdies in the first round. Seniors Haley Mills and Julia Beck finished 4-over par and 5-over par. Texas ended the day tied for fourth with Iowa State.
Day 2 (April 22): Schubert continued her impressive play, as she made a birdie on hole one and three and made pars on 4 and 5, before getting another birdie on 6. She finished the day at even par. Emilee Hoffman also continued to shine as she finished just 2-over par. Hoffman made a tournament best-nine birdies. Haley Mills jumped 11 spots on the second day. At the end of the second day, Sophia Schubert was ranked in first place on the player leaderboard and Texas was first on the team leaderboard.
Day 3 (April 23): As the last day of the Championship began, Hoffman and Schubert maintained their extraordinary play. Eventually, Hoffman took second place overall with 11 birdies in the final rounds to finish 1-over par. Schubert came in fifth place overall, closing the weekend at 4-over par. Haley Mills came in 12th place overall at 8-over par. Greta Voelker finished 26th and Julia Beck came in at 31st. As a whole, the Longhorns made 36 birdies over three rounds and were eventually giving the first place honors.
Coach Ryan Murphy is extremely proud of all the hard work the players put in over the weekend. The Longhorn’s exhibited extraordinary playing. Congratulations to the Women’s Golf team, it is well deserved!