Texas, Louth reach championship


May 9, 2009 at 12:09 a.m.

Memorial grad Kelley Louth will end her collegiate career on a high note.

Missing out on an opportunity to reach the NCAA Women's Golf Championships last year due to a wrist injury, Louth's Texas Longhorns tied for fourth place to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year.

Louth tied for 18th individually at the NCAA West Regional as she compiled a 1-over 217 in the 54-hole event at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

Louth posted rounds of 72-72-73 and tied Baylor's Hannah Burke, Long Beach State's Kay Hoey and USC's Lizette Salas.

Meanwhile, Texas battled to a three-way tie for fourth with UC-Irvine and TCU. All three teams finished at 9-over 873.

Host Arizona State posted a 22-under 842 to run away with the title. USC followed at 861 and LSU was third at 868. Also qualifying for the NCAA Championships were Arizona in seventh with an 876 and Pepperdine with an 879. The two teams finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Texas A&M posted a final score of 885 to finish 11th, while Baylor came in at 902 to place 15th.



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