23 May

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BUILDING BLOCKS – WOMEN’S GOLF

LED BY ITS SENIORS, THE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM LOOKS FOR A FINAL PUSH IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THIS SEASON WAS AN INTERESTING ONE FOR THE Texas women’s golf team and — by all indications — the craziness is far from over.

The Longhorns have the NCAA Championship on their collective minds, along with the bitter taste of their sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship  in mid-April.

May’s march toward a shot at the national championship was the final stretch of tournaments for four seniors — Desiree Dubreuil, Madison Pressel, Haley Stephens and Katelyn Sepmoree — a group primed to make a final, lasting impression on the collegiate golf world.

“We’re in a good place,” coach Martha Richards said. “We didn’t play as well as we wanted at the Big 12 Championship, but we hit some good shots and had some of the best wind play I’ve seen. It just didn’t translate into scoring. I think everyone is ready to step up our performances.”

After finishing 13th in last season’s championship tournament, the team set higher expectations for 2012-13, especially with Pressel, the former...

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James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.