Chattanooga Travels to Texas for Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
Emma de Groot is ranked among the top golfers in the nation at No. 47 (Golfstat Cup) and No. 60 (Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index).
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---The eyes of Texas will be upon the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team - as well as 15 other schools - at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.  This is the 37th year of the event and a top field awaits Chattanooga.

The Mocs are one of 15 teams entered that is ranked in the top 50 of the country.  No. 1 UCLA and No. 7 Arizona are the headliners at the three-day, 54-hole tournament.  Tee times start at 9:15 a.m. (ET) on Friday and Saturday, while the final round is a shotgun start beginning at 9:45 a.m. (ET).

Emma de Groot continues to lead the Mocs with a 74.26 scoring average.  She is ranked No. 47 nationally in the Golfstat Cup and No. 60 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings Index.

Christine Wolf (77.53) is coming off her second top 10 of the season ending up tied for seventh at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate earlier this week.  Maria Juliana Loza (76.89) has back-to-back top 15 finishes entering this weekend. 

WHO:  Emma de Groot.  The nationally-ranked de Groot has a chance to add to her impressive resume.  With 15 teams ranked in the top 50, the field is filled with some of the top players in the country and de Groot has earned her place on that list.  The last time she faced such a field (Kinderlou Forest Challenge), Emma beat 19 top 100 individuals finishing tied for fourth.

WHAT:  Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational - 54 holes (18 each day)

WHEN:  Friday, March 26, through Sunday, March 28.  Live scoring link can be found on GoMocs.com on the schedule page.

WHERE:  The University of Texas Golf Club; Austin, Texas.  Par 72, 6,255 yards.  Purdue is the defending champion.

HOW:  Fifteen of the 16 teams entered are ranked in the top 50 including the Mocs at 44.  There are two top 10 programs including No. 1 UCLA.

LINEUP (Scoring Avg.):  Emma de Groot (74.26), Maju Loza (76.89), Christine Wolf (77.53), Katie Taylor (84.67).

FIELD:  Arizona, UC Davis, UCLA, Chattanooga, New Mexico, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Washington

FIELD WITH RANKINGS (Golfstat/Golfweek):  Arizona (7/8), UC Davis (24/26), UCLA (1/2), Chattanooga (44/45), New Mexico (23/22), Northwestern (41/39), Notre Dame (42/40), Oklahoma (66/67), Oregon (30/37), Stanford (10/12), Texas (35/34), Texas A&M (25/20), TCU (22/25), Tulsa (45/41), Vanderbilt (17/23), Washington (32/33)

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