29 Sep

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Women’s golf climbs to No. 14 in newest national rankings

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The University of Texas women's golf team has climbed to its highest national ranking since Ryan Murphy was named the Longhorns' head coach in 2014.

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas women’s golf team is on the rise … all the way to No. 14 in the newest Golfweek/Sagarin Women’s Team Collegiate Rankings after the first two tournaments of the 2016-17 season; UT finished among the top three in each tournament.

The ranking is the Longhorns’ highest since Ryan Murphy was named the team’s head coach in 2014.

Texas has gotten a top-10 individual performance from a player three times in its first two tournaments, including Emilee Hoffman’s individual title at the Lady Paladin in Greenville, S.C.

Jeff Sagarin's rating system is based on a mathematical formula that uses a player's won-lost-tied record against other players when they play on the same course on the same day, and the stroke differential between those players, then links all players to one another based on common opponents. The ratings give an indication of who is playing well over the past 52 weeks.

Texas will continue its season Oct. 9 at the Jim West Invitational at the Carlton Woods Golf Club in The Woodlands, Texas.

UT is one of two Big 12 teams in the current rankings, one spot ahead of No. 15 Oklahoma State.