Emilee Hoffman tied for fifth place to help UT finish second in the Schooner Fall Classic at Norman, Okla. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Records fall as Alabama, UT go 1-2 at women’s golf tournament

UT has a school record for 54 holes, but Bama grabs the NCAA mark.

Posted September 30th, 2018

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Story highlights
  • Junior Emilee Hoffman, freshman Hailee Cooper tie for fifth place.
  • UT men are fourth after one round in Fort Worth tournament.

The sixth-ranked Texas women’s golf team set a school record for 54 holes with its 28-under-par 824 at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla.

But third-ranked Alabama was just a little bit better, shooting a 45-under-par 807 to set an NCAA record and win the event Sunday at Belmar Golf Club.

The Crimson Tide shot rounds of 272, 262 and 273 to top the leaderboard. The Longhorns were second with rounds of 272, 272 and 280.

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Texas’ previous 54-hole record was 839 at the 2015 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. UT’s 28 under par also broke the school record relative to par, which was 25 under at that Las Vegas tournament. All but one of Texas’ 15 rounds were par or better, and all but three were under par.

Junior Emilee Hoffman and freshman Hailee Cooper tied for fifth place in the individual standings at 8-under-par 205 — tied for the second-best 54-hole total in program history. All six of Cooper’s collegiate rounds have been par or better. This was her first collegiate top-10 finish.

Freshman Sára Kousková tied for 10th at 207, also her first collegiate top-10 finish.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Papp tied her collegiate-best 54-hole total for the second consecutive week with a 209. Sophomore Agathe Laisne tied for 32nd with an even-par 213, her best collegiate career 54-hole total.

Men’s golf: Freshmen Cole Hammer and Pierceson Coody shot even-par 70s as No. 8 Texas settled into fourth place after one round at the Nike Collegiate Invitational on Sunday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

Hammer and Coody are tied for eighth.

Texas is two shots behind leader Vanderbilt, and the Commodores’ Mason Greenberg leads at 4 under par. Clemson and Wake Forest are tied for second.

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