When: Monday, Sept. 13 – Wednesday, Sept. 15
Tee Times: Rounds begin at 8 a.m. CT each day
Where: Royal Golf Club (Lake Elmo, Minn.)
Course Info: Par-72; 6,410 yards
The Field: In addition to the Longhorns (No. 9 in the preseason Division I WGCA Coaches poll), the ANNIKA Intercollegiate field includes: No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Ole Miss, No. 8 Arizona State, No. 10 South Carolina, No. 11 USC, No. 13 Arizona, No. 16 UCLA, Alabama and Minnesota (host). In the opening round, UT will be paired with Duke and Wake Forest and begin play at 8:50 a.m. CT (hole 1).
The Texas Lineup: UT will be represented by the following five players at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate:
1) Sara Kouskova (Sr.)
2) Sophie Guo (Jr.)
3) Bohyun Park (Fr.)
4) Bentley Cotton (So.)
5) Brigitte Thibault (Gr.)
Inside the Texas Lineup
Bentley Cotton: No. 391 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings (Sept. 8) … four top-25 individual finishes in seven tournament appearances in the 2020-21 season … placed 17th at the East Lake Cup and tied for 18th at the Trinity Forest Invitational.
Sophie Guo: No. 66 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings … seven top-20 individual finishes in eight tournament appearances in the 2020-21 season … placed third at the East Lake Cup and seventh at the Mountain View Collegiate last year … tied for 20th place at the NCAA Championship … posted a 72.70 scoring average in 2020-21 … No. 66 in the final 2021 Golfstat individual national rankings … 2021 All-Big 12 Team.
Sara Kouskova: No. 39 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings … 2021 honorable mention All-American (WGCA and Golfweek) … six top-20 individual finishes in eight tournament appearances in the 2020-21 season … won the 2021 Arizona Wildcat Invitational … No. 27 in the final 2021 Golfstat individual national rankings … posted a 72.16 scoring average and shot par or better in 14 of her 25 rounds in 2020-21 … 2020-21 Edith Cummings Munson Award recipient (success on the course and in the classroom) … 2021 All-Big 12 Team.
Bohyun Park: No. 99 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings … qualified as a high schooler to compete in the 2021 U.S. Open … won three individual Class 4A state championships for Carrollton Ranchview … became just the eighth female in Texas UIL history to claim three state golf titles … won the 2021 state title with an 11-stroke margin over the second-place finisher … climbed to as high as No. 2 in the AJGA rankings … won the KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship in July 2020 … placed third at the 2018 AJGA Girls Championship and fourth at the 2019 AJGA Girls Championship … earned a second-place finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in August 2020 and a fourth-place result at the 2019 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Brigitte Thibault: No. 150 in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings … graduate transfer from Fresno State … first player in Fresno State program history to advance to the NCAA Championship … earned her individual spot at the 2021 nationals with a tie for sixth place at the NCAA Stanford Regional, recording a 2-under 211 (70-73-68) … holds the Fresno State record for career scoring average (73.17) … three-time first-team All-Mountain West selection (2019, 2020, 2021) … posted four top-10 and seven top-15 individual finishes in the 2020-21 season … won the 2021 Rebel Beach Intercollegiate (Feb. 15-16) with a 4-under 212 (72-70-70) … competed at the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur … 2019 Mountain West Conference individual champion.
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