Women's Golf preview: Mason Rudolph Championship
Sept. 20, 2012
SEASON OPENER: Texas opens the 2012-13 season this weekend in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club (North Course, par-72; 6,312 yards) in Franklin, Tenn. Fifty-four holes will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with 18 holes played each day beginning at 8 a.m. Central on Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Tee times will be fixed off of the No. 1 and 10 tees.
THE FIELD: Vanderbilt, Arizona, Chattanooga, Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Stanford, TEXAS, Texas A&M, Tulane, Virginia, Wake Forest.
LINEUP: Seniors Haley Stephens and Desiree Dubreuil will lead the Longhorns in the Nos. 1 and 2 positions, respectively. Freshmen Tezira Abe and Taylor Kim are slotted in the three and four spots, while senior Katelyn Sepmoree rounds out the lineup. Senior Madison Pressel and freshman Natalie Karcher will compete as individuals for Texas.
LIVE SCORING: Mason Rudolph Championship
VANDERBILT CONNECTION: To say that Texas head coach Martha Richards is familiar with the Vanderbilt Legends Club would be an understatement. Before taking over the reins of the Texas program in 2007, Richards guided Vanderbilt to two NCAA Top-10 finishes and mentored seven All-Americans during her seven-year stint with the Commodores.
LAST TIME AT LEGENDS GOLF CLUB (MAY 21-25, 2012): The Texas Women's Golf team saved its best for the final round of the 2012 NCAA Championship when it fired a 2-under-par 286 at Legends Golf Club to finish tied for 13th place at 39-over 1191 (297-295-313-286). The Longhorns began the fourth round in 20th place, but climbed seven places on the final leaderboard with a pair of under-par rounds by Nicole Vandermade (71) and Desiree Dubreuil (70).