Natalie Karcher

Playing through wet and chilly conditions, the Texas women’s golf team finished the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday ninth out of the 15 teams. The team earned a final round team score of 313 (+25).

Of the five Longhorns who competed in the event, senior Bertine Strauss finished with the best overall score, tying for 12th place. She shot a 74 (+2) in the final round, when the weather was worst, and a 223 (+7) overall. 

On another positive note, junior Natalie Karcher continued her strong season, shooting a 77 (+5) in the final round. Her three-day total of 228 was good for 12 over par and a tie for 27th place overall. Not far behind Karcher was sophomore Julia Beck, who shot a 229 (+13) for the event and finished 3rd.

Junior Tezira Abe shot a 237 (+21) tied for 51st place, and sophomore Anne Hakula tied for 59th place with a 238 (+22).

The event was the sixth of the season for the Longhorns, who scored a 915 (+51), at the three-day event. At the tournament’s end, Texas finished 41 strokes behind LSU, who posted a 874 (+10).

The Longhorns’ next event is the UNF Collegiate March 9–10 at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Longhorns sit in sixth place after a strong first round at the SDSU Farms Invitational on Monday. Sophomore Natalie Karcher led Texas with a 2-over 74 on the day, finishing 20th on the individual leaderboard. 

Trailing right behind Karcher was junior Bertine Strauss (75), who finished one stroke behind Karcher to tie for 28th place. Behind her was freshman Juila Beck, who carded a 76 to tie for 35th. Freshmen Anne Hakula (77) and Lara Weinstein (79) are tied for 40th and 55th places, respectively.

Texas tees off the second round at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning alongside No. 4 Arizona State and No. 5 USC. 

Photo Credit: Sam Ortega | Daily Texan Staff

Not much changed in the second round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational for the women’s golf team on Monday. 

Sophomore Natalie Karcher still leads Texas with a second round score of 3-over-par 75 and a total score of 145. But she did drop in the overall rankings from tied for 11th on Sunday to 26th at the end of Monday’s play. 

Freshman Julia Beck and sophomore Tezira Abe are close behind in total score but tied Karcher in today’s round, both shooting 3-over-par 75. Beck recorded two birdies, two bogies and one triple bogie on the 17th hole. The two are ranked 43rd and 64th overall. 

“I think a lot of us are hitting it well,” Beck said. “We’ll get some good night sleep and do the same thing tomorrow.”

Junior Bertine Strauss, who is playing in the No. 1 position for Texas, reported a 9-over-par 81 score for the second round, the lowest finish for the team. 

Hopefully Tuesday’s final round will bring better weather and better scores from the home team to end the invitational on a positive note.