Agathe Laisne, teeing off in the Augusta National Women's Amateur earlier this month, tops the leaderboard at the Big 12 Championship. [MICHAEL HOLAHAN/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]

BEVO BEAT women's golf

UT women’s golf team takes huge lead in Big 12 Championship

UT's Agathe Laisne leads by four strokes going into the final round.

Posted April 15th, 2019

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Story highlights
  • The Longhorns are 22 shots ahead of second-place Baylor.
  • Windy conditions Monday sent scores soaring.
  • Four Texas golfers sit among the top five places.

The second-ranked Texas women’s golf team is dominating the Big 12 Championship with a 22-shot lead going into Tuesday’s final round at the Golf Club of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Okla.

The Longhorns also have four in the top five spots in the individual standings after two rounds. Agathe Laisne shot a 74 Monday after her 69 Sunday and tops the leaderboard at 1-under-par 143. Four strokes back in second is teammate Sára Kousková, who followed an opening 67 with an 80.

Libby Winans of Oklahoma and Yitsen Chou of Kansas are tied for third at 149. UT’s Kaitlyn Papp, who shot a 74, and Emilee Hoffman, who had a 75, are in a group of five at 150.

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Texas’ Hailee Cooper is two strokes back in 13th.

UT opened a huge gap on second-place Baylor as windy conditions drove up scores Monday. The best score of the day was 74, by four golfers — three of them Longhorns. Texas sits at 584, Baylor at 606 and Oklahoma State at 609.

“That was a pretty good round we played today, considering the wind blowing as hard as it did,” UT coach Ryan Murphy said. “The front nine was playing pretty tough today. The back nine was really fair and a little more scoreable. If you could just salvage that front nine, you were going to be in good shape. I think we probably did that better than anybody today.”

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