Texas freshman Emilee Hoffman won medalist honors and the Texas women’s golf program won its first team title since 2011 on Sunday at the Lady Paladin in Greenville, South Carolina.
The Longhorns shot a 2-under-par 286 in the final round to beat host Furman by two strokes at 11 under par. It was the first team victory for Texas under head coach Ryan Murphy.
“I am absolutely thrilled for our team. It was a terrific team effort this week and we needed every bit of it.” said Murphy.
Hoffman had four birdies and two bogeys on the front nine and closed with nine straight pars to finish with a 2-under 70.
Hoffman, who tied a school record with a 65 in the first round, finished at 6 under par and edged Furman’s Alice Chen by one stroke. Hoffman’s 210 is the fourth lowest score shot by a Texas golfer. Chen entered the final round tied with Hoffman and shot even par on Sunday.
“Individually, there were several great performances, particularly from Emilee.” said Murphy. “Her opening 65 was stellar and then to go out there today and shoot 70 when she needed to was just outstanding.”
UT’s Sophia Schubert finished tied for fifth place at 2 under par after shooting a 73 in the final round. Texas freshman Great Volker carded a 1-under 71 to finish tied for 15th place at 1 over.
“I’m also very proud of Sophia and Greta’s play this week. Neither would say that they are completely satisfied with how they played, but they both still managed the course very well and produced some good scores for us.” said Murphy.
Texas freshman Dominique Galloway shot even par on Sunday and tied for 24th place at 2 over and Texas senior Julia Beck finished a stroke behind Galloway after carding a 3-over 75.
“Overall, I am very pleased with the team’s performance. I like where we are at the moment.” added Murphy.
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