The Texas women’s golf team moved up to a tie for 19th place at the NCAA Championship after shooting a 290 in the second round on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
Following Sunday’s third round, the top 15 teams will advance to Monday’s final round of stroke play. USC shot 8 under par on Saturday and is in the lead at 7 under par. Washington is in second place at 2 under and UCLA is in third place at 1 over. Virginia sits in 15th place at 11 over par, four shots ahead of the Longhorns. Miami’s Dewi Weber shot a 6-under-par 66 in the second round and is one stroke ahead of Tennessee’s Anna Newell.
The Longhorns started the second round in last place after shooting a 301 in the first round. UT’s Sophia Schubert and Julia Beck helped Texas climb five spots in the team standings by carding rounds under par on Monday.
“I thought today’s round was really solid. I’m proud of our team’s effort and it should give us some momentum for tomorrow.” said Texas coach Ryan Murphy.
Schubert had four birdies, one bogey and shot a team-low 3-under 69. Schubert is tied for 33rd place at 1 over. Beck rebounded from a bogey on the first hole with three birdies on the front nine. She birdied the 18th hole to finish the day at 2 under par and is tied for 38th place at 2 over. Texas’ Haley Mills followed an opening round 72 with a 77 and is at 5 over par. Natalie Karcher shot a 76 and is at 9 over par.
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