UT golfer Sophia Schubert. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)

Golf

Schubert advances to semis at Women’s Amateur

Posted August 11th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Sophia Schubert set to take on 13-year-old in semifinals
  • Last time a Texas golfer advanced past round of 16 was 2013
  • Semifinal tees off at 10:15 a.m. Saturday

Texas senior golfer Sophia Schubert defeated Isabella Fierro of Mexico 3 and 1 Friday at the U.S. Women’s Amateur to advance to the semifinals in Chula Vista, Calif.

Schubert is set to take on a unique competitor as she faces Chia Yen Wu of Chinese Taipei. Wu is just 13 years old and defeated Lauren Stephenson in 30 holes. The two will tee off at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

The last time a Texas golfer advance beyond the round of 16 was 2013. Katelyn Sepmoree accomplished that feat.

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The honorable mention All-American finished last season with a 72.49 stroke average, best on the Longhorns squad. She had seven top-10 finishes and finished in the top-five in five of them.

Schubert’s Results at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur
Stroke Play – T38th – 4-over-par, 74-74—148
Round of 64 – def. Naomi Ko, N.C. State 4 and 3
Round of 32 – def. Krystal Quihuis, Arizona 3 and 2
Round of 16 – def. Zoe Campos, Valencia, Calif. 7 and 6
Quarterfinals – def. Isabella Fierro, Mexico 3 and 1

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