Texas golfer Sophia Schubert flashes the horns sign at the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. on Aug. 13, 2017. (Steven Gibbons/USGA)

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Back-to-back: Texas holds off Oklahoma State and Baylor to win another Big 12 title

Posted April 22nd, 2018

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Light the tower, the Longhorns are bringing home a conference championship.

Led by three top-10 finishes, UT’s women’s golf team successfully defended its Big 12 championship on Sunday. After taking a 36-hole lead at the Dallas Athletic Club on Friday, Texas held off Oklahoma State and Baylor with its 16-over-par score of 880. Oklahoma State and Baylor both shot an 888.

Texas is the first team to win back-to-back Big 12 titles since Oklahoma State in 2008-09. Texas is now a five-time champion in the conference. (UT also won in 1997, 2004 and 2011).

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Placing second for the second straight year, sophomore Emilee Hoffman shot an even-par 216 over the 54-hole tournament. Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena topped the individual leaderboard at three-under-par.

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At three-over-par, Texas freshman Kaitlin Papp finished in a tie for fourth place. Senior Sophia Schubert, who tied for eighth place, was three shots behind Papp. Sophomore Greta Isabella Voelker (+12) and freshman Agathe Laisne (+13) rounded out UT’s championship line-up.

“It’s just an amazing feeling,” Hoffman said in a press release. “We’ve been working so hard this season and this is what we work for. It’s just a great feeling to win back-to-back with my team.”

Texas will next host a NCAA Regional. The action at the University of Texas Golf Club will tee off on May 7. 

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