The Texas Longhorns tee off on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Longhorns are one of four Big 12 teams in the event, along with Baylor, Oklahoma State and TCU.

Texas is playing in the NCAA championship for the sixth consecutive season and the 30th time in program history. Last year, the Longhorns reached the quarter-finals of match play before being eliminated.

Texas qualified for regionals in Albuquerque last week.

Texas finished second at 1-under par 863 for the 54-hole event, finishing three strokes behind Oregon, which finished 4-under par 860.

Bentley Cotton (68-75-73—216) led the way for the Longhorns to finish tied for sixth place overall.

Bohyun Park (76-72-70—218) and Sara Kouskova (73-72-73—218) each tied for 11th place.

Brigitte Thibault (72-78-70—220) tied for 17th while Sophie Guo (74-71-77—222) tied for 25th.

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The tournament begins Friday with 54 holes in stroke play from Friday to Sunday, after which the top 15 teams from the 24 on the course and nine people not on a progressing team will advance to the next stage.

On Monday, they will play the last 18 holes in stroke play and the top eight teams will advance to match play. The 72-hole champion will also be crowned that day.

The National Tag Team Champion is crowned in match play with teams ranked 1-8 based on stroke play results. The quarter-finals and semi-finals take place on Tuesday, while the championship game is scheduled for Wednesday.


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