A tee box marker during the NCAA Austin golf regional at University of Texas Golf Club, Monday, May 7, 2018. [Stephen Spillman/for Statesman]

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Texas women’s golf team falls short at NCAA Championship

Posted May 21st, 2019

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The Texas women’s golf team came up just short of advancing at the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday.

The No. 2 Longhorns fell to No. 13 Auburn 3-2 during the quarterfinals of match play at Blessings Golf Club.

The fifth place tie for Texas is its best finish since taking third place in 2003.

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Hailee Cooper and Kaitlyn Papp earned two wins for Texas on Tuesday. Cooper defeated Kaleigh Telfer 1 up. Papp bested Elena Hualde 2 up.

Auburn’s three wins came against Emilee Hoffman, Agathe Laisne and Sára Kousková. Mychael O’Berry won the final three holes to take the match against Kousková. Julie McCarthy topped Laisne 3 and 1. Brooke Samson and Hoffman played 20 holes and Samson came out on top in the end.

The result caps a season where Texas won an NCAA regional for the first time in school history. The Longhorns also won five tournaments and earned a No. 1 ranking.

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