Women’s golf finishes tenth in rain-shortened event

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    The TCU women’s golf team brought home a 10th place finish in the rain-shortened SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational on Sunday, the team’s final tournament before the Big 12 Championship.

    Playing in their first event in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2004, the team was in the hunt all weekend until thunderstorms moved in over the area on Sunday, cancelling the final round of the tournament.

    The team finished with an overall score of 620, marking the fourth top 10 finish for the Horned Frogs this year.

    The Baylor Bears won the event, boasting a score of 591. Rounding out the top five were LSU, 595; North Carolina, 597; the University of Texas at San Antonio, 604; and Kansas, 605.

    The Horned Frogs opened the tournament on Friday shooting a combined score 309, with Kortnie Maxoutopoulis shooting a 3-over-par 75 on the par-72 golf course. The junior from Pleasanton, Calif., had her opening round highlighted by back-to-back birdies during the final holes, including a 40-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole.

    Maxoutopoulis was only four strokes back from the lead at the time.

    A total of four Horned Frogs finished with scores in the 70s on Friday with senior Sanna Nuutinen, junior April McCoy and sophomore Maria Maymon joining Maxoutopoulis. The three carded a 77, 78, and 79 respectively, with McCoy birdieing her second hole of the day.

    The team’s performance on Saturday was highlighted by an even-par round of 72 for Nuutinen, bringing her into a tie for 11th individually, the best individual finish for the team this weekend. It was the sixth time this season that the senior from Helsinki, Finland, has been the top individual finisher for the Horned Frogs.

    Chaney Uhles also recorded her first career eagle on the par-5, 486-yard, 13th hole en route to a score of 79. The team finished with a combined score of 311 on Saturday, two more than the previous round on Friday.

    The team will resume play when they head to the Big 12 Championship in Austin later this month. The tournament will be held at the University of Texas Golf Club from