The new UTA women's golf program will have a fairly substantial presence at next month's 2017 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women's Open at Arlington's Rolling Hills Country Club. Incoming freshman Kate Tran, redshirt freshman Allison Wade, junior Rachel Phillips and associate head coach Catherine Matranga are each expected to be among the 144 golfer field.
The July 12-14 54-hole stroke play event will cut to the low 50 scores and ties after 36 holes. The event's medalist will earn an exemption into the LPGA Tour's 2018 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.
Results will be available online by clicking here.
The Women's Texas Open was played from 1935 - 1955. Over the span of two decades, the event was held 17 times - 13 years at River Crest Country Club and four years at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The event was conducted by the Fort Worth Women's Golf Association, supervised by River Crest's longtime professional A.G. Mitchell, and was last played in 1955. Some of the game's greatest names captured the event including Babe Zaharias who won the title five times, Aniela Goldthwaite, a three-time winner, and Betsy Rawls, Beverly Hanson, Polly Riley, and Betty Jameson who each captured the title twice. The event was revived in 2001 by the Northern Texas PGA to promote the game to female golfers throughout the region and the name was changed to the Texas Women's Open.