The top-seeded and second-ranked University of Texas women's golf team won the 2019 NCAA Norman Regional to advance the Longhorns to the NCAA Championship for the fourth consecutive year, while Oklahoma sophomore Kaitlin Milligan also clinched a spot in the championship after claiming the NCAA Norman Regional title.
It was a historic victory for the Longhorns as it marked the first time in program history that Texas won an NCAA Regional since regional play began with the 1992-93 season. It was the fifth team win of the season for the Longhorns, who became just the third team in school history to win five or more tournaments in a single season.
Texas carded a nine-under-par three-round total of 855 [287-281-287], which tied for the 10th-best 54-hole total in school history. No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 10 Florida tied for second place with even-par 864s.
Milligan entered the final round tied for fifth place with a 36-hole score of 140 (-4) and was five strokes out of first place. The sophomore sunk six birdies en route to a final-round score of 68 (-4), finishing in first place with a 208 (-8) alongside co-champion Olivia Mehaffey of Arizona State. The victory was the first of her collegiate career and came in her hometown of Norman.
Texas and Milligan will march on to the 2019 NCAA Championship, to be contested May 17-22 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.