Women’s golf hits the road for UCF Challenge

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The 19th-ranked Longhorn women head to Orlando, Florida, to play in the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club on Sunday.

Central Florida is set to host a strong field of women golfers in the 54-hole stroke play tournament lasting over a span of three days.

Texas last appeared at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Oct. 25, finishing in fourth place to collect its fifth top-four ranked showcase in all five fall tournaments. The team also tied its lowest 18-hole program history record with a score of 277 at the event.

Freshman Greta Volker carried her team with a 7-under 65 performance to tie the Longhorn record and finish in second place with just one stroke behind the winner.

“Overall, this fall was solid, and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what we are capable of,” head coach Ryan Murphy said after the showdown. “I look forward to watching this team get better and better.”

Volker and her fellow senior teammates Julia Beck, Anne Hakula and Haley Mills also showed strong academic performances off the field after landing on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll announced Friday.

Moving forward, Murphy’s squad can carry its momentum into Sunday’s tournament and bring home more success during the season.