Behind junior Bertine Strauss’ 13th-place finish, Texas (302-301-295=894, +34) finished a season-best eighth place at SDSU Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
The eighth place finish marks the team’s first top-10 finish of the year.
Strauss and freshmen Julia Beck, Anne Hakula and Lara Weinstein all recorded season-best individual finishes.
Powered by Beck, who shot a season-best 71 in the final round, Texas recorded the fourth lowest final-round score in the 17-team field. Beck (+10), Strauss (+3), Hakula (+13) and Weinstein (+18) earned the Longhorns a +7 performance Wednesday to push their three-day total to 34-over par — 37 strokes behind the leader.
Overall, USC claimed team honors in the invitational, finishing 3-under par, while Stanford and UCLA finished tied for second at even-par. USC’s Karen Chung took home the individual title with a field-low 66 on Wednesday.
The Longhorns will conclude the regular season at the PING/ASU Invitational from April 4-6 in Tempe, Ariz.