Women's Golf preview: Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
March 18, 2009
UP NEXT: The Women’s Golf team will host the 36th annual Betsy Rawls Longhorns Invitational March 20-22 (Friday-Sunday) at The University of Texas Golf Club. Tee times will begin at 8:15 a.m. Central on Friday and Saturday with split-tee starts, and 8:45 on Sunday (shotgun).
LIVE SCORING: Fans can follow the Longhorns in action at online at GolfStat.com.
TEXAS LINEUP: Martha Richards will use the following lineup for the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational: senior Kelley Louth (Victoria, Texas), freshman Nicole Vandermade (Brantford, Ontario), junior Shannon Fish (Spring, Texas), senior Caney Hines (San Antonio, Texas) and senior Kristin Walla (Aspen, Colo.).
LAST TIME OUT: University of Texas senior Kelley Louth (69-73-72) carded an even-par 72 in the final round of the UCF Challenge on March 10 to finish in a team-best tie for 10th place at 2-under 214. As a team, the Longhorns (291-297-299) finished in 15th place at 23-over 887.
TOURNAMENT NOTES: It was in March of 1974 that then-Texas head coach Pat Weis established what has not only become a tradition at UT and Austin, but a tradition that dominates collegiate golf for one spring weekend. This annual event originally known as the Texas Invitational has evolved into one of the premier collegiate invitational tournaments of the year. In 1977, the Texas Invitational was renamed to honor Betsy Rawls, a Texas graduate and one of the most prolific golfers of her day. Rawls won more than 50 tour championships between 1951 and 1975, including four U.S. Opens, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977.