Oct. 29, 2011
UP NEXT: The Women’s Golf team will close the fall season by hosting the 38th annual Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Oct. 31-Nov. 2 (Monday-Wednesday) at The University of Texas Golf Club. Tee times will begin at 8:15 a.m. Central on Monday and Tuesday with split-tee starts, and 8:45 on Wednesday (shotgun).
TELEVISION COVERAGE: Longhorn Network will air a two-hour Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational broadcast on Sunday, Nov. 6 (5 p.m. Central). Will Haskett and former Texas Women’s Golf standout and All-American Kelli Kuehne will call the action.
LIVE SCORING: Fans can follow the Longhorns in action online at http://www.golfstat.com. COURSE: UTCG will be set up to play at par-72, 6,344-yards. Field (15 teams, including four Top 25): Arizona (20), Arkansas (42), Denver (40), Florida (10), Iowa (36), Kent State (37), Mississippi State, New Mexico (39), Oklahoma State (5), Pepperdine (41), Princeton, Texas (14), Tulsa (38), UNLV, Wisconsin. Rankings based on latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index (Oct. 23, 2011).
TEXAS LINEUP: The first four positions in fifth-year head coach Martha Richards’ lineup are assigned to junior Madison Pressel, senior Nicole Vandermade and juniors Desiree Dubreuil and Haley Stephens. Senior Megan Rosenfeld and junior Katelyn Sepmoree are fighting for the fifth position and the complete lineup will be finalized Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Alyssa Morgan will compete as an individual along with either Rosenfeld or Sepmoree. (Freshman Bertine Strauss will not be competing due to illness.)
SCORING AVERAGES (rounds played):
Pressel – 73.67 (9)
Vandermade – 72.00 (6)
Dubreuil – 73.44 (9)
Stephens – 75.00 (9)
Rosenfeld – 80.33 (3)
Sepmoree – 76.22 (9)
PAST INDIVIDUAL RESULTS AT THE BETSY RAWLS LONGHORN INVITATIONAL:
Dubreuil: T-16 (2010)
Pressel: T-13 (2010)
Rosenfeld: T-76 (2010), T-81 (2009)
Sepmoree: T-56 (2010)
Stephens: T-33 (2010)
Vandermade: T-23 (2010), T-39 (2009)
LAST TIME OUT: Junior Madison Pressel (70-67-71) led the Texas Women's Golf team with a tie for sixth place at the Stanford Intercollegiate (Oct. 14-16) after carding a final-round 71. The reigning Big 12 Golfer of the Year and Big 12 Champion notched three-consecutive par-or-better rounds at the Stanford Golf Course for a 54-hole score of 5-under 208. Texas (287-290-297) tied for 10th place with host Stanford (282-300-292) at 874 (+22).
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 dominated collegiate golf annually for 37 spring weekends before moving to the fall season in 2011. 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.