The UT women's golf team shows off the Betsy Rawls Invitational trophy after Sunday's victory. [Brendan Maloney / Texas Athletics]


Records fall as Horns win 3rd straight Betsy Rawls title

Best 18-hole round relative to par lifts UT from third to first on final day.

Posted October 13th, 2019

Story highlights
  • No. 2 Texas tops No. 5 Kent State by two strokes.
  • Freshman Sophie Guo ties UT's 18-hole record and sets school record relative to par.
  • Bahamas tournament is next for Horns.

The second-ranked Texas women’s golf team turned in the best 18-hole round in program history Sunday at UT Golf Club to win the Betsy Rawls Invitational for the third year in a row.

Texas was tied for third, eight strokes off the pace, going into the round but shot a 273 to top fifth-ranked Kent State by two strokes. That 15-under score was the best round relative to par in the team’s history.

The Longhorns’ three-round total was 845, 19 under par. Oklahoma State finished third at 851.


Freshman Sophie Guo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 Sunday, tying UT’s 18-hole record and setting a school record relative to par. The round also was a competitive course record. Guo’s 9-under 207 put her fourth overall, six strokes behind medalist Isabella Fierro of Oklahoma State.

UT’s Sara Kouskova tied for sixth at 211. Teammate Kaitlyn Papp was a stroke behind in eighth. Hailee Cooper was 16th at 217. Maren Cipolla tied for 44th at 226, and Kelly Xac tied for 75th at 248.

Next up for the Longhorns is the three-day White Sands Invitational at Nassau, Bahamas, starting Oct. 28.

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