Texas Shoots to Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship
NEW ORLEANS (February 19, 2019) – The University of Texas earned its second Allstate Sugar Bowl Championship of the year as the Longhorn women’s golf team topped the field of the prestigious Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship at English Turn Golf and Country Club. Texas also earned the victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic on January 1.
Texas won the Allstate Sugar Bowl golf title with a three-round score of 876. Houston’s Leonie Harm and Florida’s Addison Baggarly shared medalist honors, as they totaled tournament tallies of 216. The three-day event, which included the top four teams in the country and eight of the Top 25, wrapped up on Tuesday. This was the ninth straight year that the Sugar Bowl welcomed many of the nation’s elite golfers to the New Orleans area.
The Longhorns turned in a 12-over-par 876 [285-291-300] to win their second tournament of the year. No. 5 Duke placed second with a 14-over-par 878 [286-296-296], while No. 1 Southern California was third with a 23-over-par 887 [289-291-307]. Defending champion Florida [295-289-304] and South Carolina [294-294-300] finished tied for fourth at 888.
“It was a terrific team effort this week in tough conditions,” said Texas coach Ryan Murphy. “Everyone contributed and we needed every bit of it. It was a great win against a great field. I’m proud of this group.”
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 85-year history. The 86th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2020. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year and has injected over $2.5 billion into the local economy over the last decade.