Despite dropping 17 strokes from its previous round score, Texas placed fourth overall in its spring opener at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After Wednesday’s final round, the Longhorns (299-290-301 = 890) finished at 38-over par.
For the second consecutive round, senior Madison Pressel led the Longhorns in the clubhouse with an individual score of 4-over par. In the final round, Pressel carded two birdies and four bogies. Alongside the team’s fourth-place finish, Pressel (75-69-73 = 217) placed in the same position on the player leaderboard. Pressel’s season-best fourth-place finish positioned her four strokes away from the individual title winner, Erynne Lee of UCLA.
Senior Desiree Dubreuil clinched a top-15 finish with a score of +8. Dubreuil’s (74-75-72) scorecard included four birdies, all on the back nine, three bogies and a double to score the low round of the day for the Longhorns at one stroke away from even par.
Senior Haley Stephens (76-76-76 = 227) and sophomore Bertine Strauss finished within a stroke of each other at 14- and 15-over pars, respectively. Senior Katelyn Sepmoree rounded out the team at 23-over 236.
UCLA overcame its one-stroke deficit entering the final round to win the team title over rival USC. The Bruins finished at 18-over 870, 11 strokes over the Trojans. Duke finished third at 29-over 881 and Florida clinched a top five position with a score of 40-over 892.