Women's Golf finishes strong at Big 12 Championship
WACO, Texas -- Texas ended the 54-hole 2007 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship with its finest round of the tournament Wednesday -- despite playing with four golfers instead of five -- as the Longhorns shot a 19-over 307, marking the sixth-lowest round of the three-day event.
The terrific round elevated Texas from 12th place after two rounds into 10th place in the final standings. The Longhorns shot a three-day score of 954 to finish in 10th at 90-over par.
Texas A&M took the team title at 47-over par, while Oklahoma State took second place at 52-over par. Kansas' Amanda Costner took medalist honors at five-over par.
The Longhorns started on the back nine, where they sank four birdies before coming alive on the front nine, where they dropped eight birdies.
Freshman Shannon Fish (Spring, Texas) led Texas with a two-over 74 in the third round to close the event in a tie for 11th place at 15-over par. Freshman Arliss Hoy (San Antonio, Texas), like Fish, saved her finest round for last, as she stroked a four-over 76 to finish in a tie for 36th place at 24-over par.
Sophomore Kristin Walla (Aspen, Colo.) matched her second-round 78 in Wednesday's final round to join Hoy in a tie for 36th place at 24-over par. Senior Ashley Prust (Englewood, Colo.) finished the event with her lowest round of the tournament, carding a seven-over 79 to finish in 48th place at 27-over par.
Junior Kelley Louth (Victoria, Texas) withdrew from Tuesday's second round midway through the round and did not compete in Wednesday's final round.
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