AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas women’s golf program, ranked No. 15 in the latest Golfweek Women’s Team Collegiate Rankings, heads to Louisville, Ky., for the NCAA Louisville Regional, which is scheduled to be played May 10-12 at the University of Louisville Golf Club.
NCAA Louisville Regional
May 10-12, 2021
Where: Simpsonville, Ky. (University of Louisville Golf Club)
Format: 18 holes each day
Field: South Carolina, Florida State, Auburn, Texas, Arkansas, Texas Tech, UCLA, Michigan State, UCF, Tennessee, North Florida, Louisville, UTSA, Mercer, Charleston, Xavier, James Madison, Farleigh Dickinson, Missouri, Furman, Charlotte, USC Upstate
• The Texas women’s golf team is in pursuit of a fourth-straight Big 12 Championship (2017-19) after the 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19. The Longhorns won the 2019 Big 12 title by a conference-record 37 strokes.
• UT finished the 2019-20 season ranked No. 2 in the nation and were victorious three times as a team throughout the year.
• Sophie Guo, Agathe Laisne and Kaitlyn Papp were all named to the preseason watch list for The ANNIKA Award, the highest honor women’s collegiate golf.
• Two Texas golfers finished the 2019-20 season ranked in the top-six nationally, according to the Golfweek rankings. Kaitlyn Papp was ranked No. 5 and Sophie Guo was No. 6.
• Papp was the low amateur at the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open back in December, finishing tied for ninth at 3-over par. Her top-10 finish at the Champions Golf Club in Houston granted her an exemption into the 2021 U.S. Open Field.
• The Longhorns placed third at the Trinity Forest Invitational, their first tournament of the spring, in early February.
• Texas posted a huge 25-shot win at the Wildcat Invitational in early March. The Longhorns’ 28-under 836 ranks as the third-lowest 54-hole score on UT record. The Horns finished the tournament with a 14-under 274 in the final round, tied for the second-best 18-hole score to par in school history. That followed a 13-under 275 in the first round, which helped make it a historic week for the Longhorns.
• Sara Kouskova was the individual medalist for the first time in her career, topping the leaderboard at 10-under par. She shot under par in all three rounds, posting 68-70-68 in her three rounds. Kouskova was one of four Longhorns to post a top-seven individual finish.