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No. 8 Texas women's golf ready for Betsy Rawls Invite

Austin, Texas -- A highly decorated 13-team field, including 2018 NCAA Champion Arizona and 2018 NCAA Runner-Up Alabama, will venture to the University of Texas Golf Club next weekend for the Betsy Rawls Invitational hosted by Texas, set to take place October 19-21.

The 54-hole event will feature 18 holes each day. Tee times on Friday and Saturday will begin at 8 a.m. CT, while Sunday will feature a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT.

Six of the nation’s top-25 teams will be among the field, including two top-five squads. The tournament field includes: No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Florida, No. 8 Texas, No. 14 Arizona, No. 15 Kent State, No. 23 Baylor, Colorado, New Mexico, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech and Tulane. The rankings are according to Golfweek’s Oct. 12 release. Golfstat will issue its first team rankings of the 2018-19 season on Oct. 17.

Texas is looking to claim the Betsy Rawls Invitational for the second consecutive year. The Longhorns have won the Betsy Rawls Invitational in 1974, 1975, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2011 and 2017.

This marks the 45th year of the event, which began in March 1974. In 1977, the Texas Invitational was renamed to honor Betsy Rawls, a 1950 Texas graduate and one of the most prolific golfers of her day. Rawls won more than 50 tour championships between 1951 and 1975, including four U.S. Opens, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977.

The Betsy Rawls Invitational will also be in conjunction with the program’s annual Alumni Weekend.

Sean Cartell, Texas Media Relations

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