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No. 10 Women’s Golf Team Secures Spot in NCAA Championship

The No. 10 Texas Women’s Golf Team has secured their spot in the NCAA Championships, tying for third place at the Palm Beach Regional, held at PGA National. The Longhorns have consistently performed well, marking their seventh consecutive and 31st overall appearance at the NCAA Championships. The championship tournament is scheduled for May 19-24 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Longhorns join Southern California, Stanford, and Florida State as the only four programs to advance to the NCAA Championships for the past seven seasons consecutively.

Ryan Murphy, Texas’ head coach, expressed his pride in the team’s performance. He praised the team’s resilience and capability, especially considering the ups and downs they’ve faced throughout the year. He was particularly impressed with the team’s ability to advance despite not playing the back nine in the morning.

The Longhorns exhibited a steady improvement throughout the rounds, scoring 298-291-289 for a 14-over-par 878 total. Their final round witnessed a commendable two-under-par with a total of eight birdies. The Longhorns wrapped up with a one-over-par final round. Michigan State secured the team title at eight-over-par, with Duke and Texas, along with Northwestern, following close behind.

Angela Heo, a freshman, and Bentley Cotton, a junior, both delivered impressive performances, finishing in the top 10 for the Longhorns. Heo shot four-under-par, while Cotton played a crucial role with a birdie on hole 15 and ended with a two-under-par 70 final round.

Murphy also acknowledged strong rounds from Bo, Sophie, and Cindy, highlighting Bo’s 71 in the first round, and the crucial bounce-back rounds from Cindy and Sophie in the second round.

The Texas Head Coach reiterated that the team’s progress was a collective effort, and despite the challenging golf course, the team handled the situation well. He expressed his excitement and pride for the team as they prepare for the upcoming tournament in Scottsdale.

Below are the Texas scores:
T6 Angela Heo 74-72-71 (+1)
T9 Bentley Cotton 75-73-70 (+2)
T28 Bohyun Park 71-79-74 (+8)
T36 Sophie Guo 79-73-74 (+10)
T36 Cindy Hsu 78-73-75 (+10)

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