COACH SUSAN WATKINS 1993- 2007 A NEW BLOOM

COACH SUSAN WATKINS 1993- 2007 A NEW BLOOM

Coach Susan Watkins  1993- 2007

Before Susan played golf she was a Tennis professional for 13 years but injuries forced her to quit the game. Looking for a new sport she visited Havery Penick in 1978 and he instructed her to greatness in golf. In 1993 she was hired as Head Coach of the golf team to replace Coach Weis.  

Her teams were  big 12 Champion 6 times ( 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,2004,) and her teams  finished in the top 10 nationally 10 times.  

 

 

Coach Susan Watkins

Coach Susan Watkins

1994-Coach Susan Watkins- team wins SWC

Susan Watkins inherits some great players from Pat Weis. Susan was and assistant under Weis in 1981 and 1982. This team finishes 2nd in three tournaments . Horns also finish 2nd in the Golf World Collegiate tournament. Nadine Cash, Lisa Balch , Nicole Cooper and Angela Wray all place high in tournament play during the year.

Placed  9th in the NCAA Championship

Nadine Ash finished in tie for 6th place in the NCAA individual rankings in 1993 and 1994.

Nicole Cooper was Conference player of the Year in 1993 and 1994.

 

1995-Coach Susan Watkins SWC champs and 8th in the nation

Women’s golf is on a role winning 9 out of the last 10 SWC championships. Ash, Cooper, Angela Wray and Kori Johns are all conference .

1996-Coach Susan Watkins Team claims victory in two tournaments including the SWC championship and placed 3rd in the NCAA Championship.

Heather Bowie finished as #1 NCAA National Championship medalist in 1997 and was the Honda Broderik Award for National Collegiate Golfer of the year. She also finished #1 in the NCAA individual rankings in 1997.

Kelli Kuehne finished tied for 10th in the NCAA individual rankings in 1996 and was an All American.

 

 

KELLI KUEHNE 1995-1996

Kelli Kuehne.jpg

– Texas Women's Golf alum Kelli Kuehne (1995-96) was selected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, the organization announced this week. 

At Texas, Kuehne won the 1995 Rolex Fall Preview, the 1996 Southwest Conference individual championship, and tied for 10th at the NCAA Championship to earn All-America status.

Kuehne, honored in the amateur player category, won the 1994 U.S. Girls' Junior, the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1995 and 1996, the British Ladies Amateur in 1996, and played on the 1996 Curtis Cup team before joining the LPGA Tour. On May 30, 1999, Kuehne won the LPGA Corning Classic.

 

 

1996 pending- Coach Susan Watkins

Team was the Big 12 Champions.

 

1997 pending-Coach Susan Watkins 

Longhorns placed 10th in the NCAA Championship

1998 pending- Coach Susan Watkins

The golf team is victorious in two tournaments

Placed 9th in the NCAA Championship

Laura Blessey finished 23rd at the 1998 NCAA Championship.

1999 pending -Coach Susan Watkins

Team placed 3rd in the NCAA Championship

Kristin Dufour  finished in 6th place in the NCAA individual rankings in 1999.

 

2000- pending Coach Susan Watkins

 

 

The 2000 team placed 3rd in the NCAA Championship and won one tournament.

 

2001-pending -Coach Susan Watkins

The golf team was  victorious in one tournament, and placed 2nd in the NCAA Championship tournament. 

 

2002-pending Coach Susan Watkins

Team placed 3rd in the NCAA Championship.

 

 

Topping the charts 2002   - Bring on the Rain

 

 

2003-Coach Susan Watkins

Winners of two tournaments including the Big 12 Championship and placed 6th in the NCAA Championship.

Janice finished as 18th, 10th, 6th, and 22nd at the NCAA National Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004s.  She finished tied for 6th in the NCAA individual rankings in 2003 and tied for 10th in 2002.

Jessica Reese was medalist at the Betsy Rawls' Invitational and set the record for the lowest 18 hole round. (67)

 

2004- pending Coach Susan Watkins

2005- pending Coach Susan Watkins

Mariana Salazar is team MVP (no picture)

 

 

 

2005 Perry Swenson was Academic MVP.

 

 

 

The Weis Cup reunion golf tournament started

 

2006- pending Coach Susan Watkins

 

 

Kristin Walla was the Team Academic MVP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelley Louth was team MVP (no picture)

 

2007- pending Coach Susan Watkins

2007 golf team placed 17th in the NCAA Championship.

 

Coach Martha Richards 2008-2013

  • Martha was Assistant Coach at Texas 1998-2000;

  • At Vanderbilt she received 2004 Golfweek National Coach of the Year; and

  • was 2 time SEC Coach of the year (2003-2004)

 

2008- pending Coach Martha Richards

Placed 23rd in the NCAA Championship

The Short game practice area is dedicated to Coach Weis at the University of Texas Golf Club. 

 

2009- pending Coach Martha Richards

Top of the Charts

 

Placed 16th the NCAA Championship

 

 

 

 

2010- pending Coach Martha Richards

 

 

 

 

Team is Victorious in the Big 12. 

 

 

 

2011-Coach Martha Richards

 

2011 golfer won one tournament and Placed 13th in the NCAA Championship 

 

 

 

 

Team placed 13th in the NCAA Championship and Nicole Vandermade was the winner in the 2011 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012- Coach Martha Richards

Placed 21st in the NCAA Championship

Madison Pressel was the  Big 12 tournament Medalist and holds the record for lowest score (65) in the History of Texas Golf and lowest score for 54 holes (208). She was a 2011 Golf Week magazine All American

 

2013 Coach Martha Richards -

 

2013 Coach Martha Richards -

                               

Coach Ryan Murphy 2014- Present

Golf at Texas is heavily influence by Kate Golden. In 1985- 1989 she is a leader of one of the best teams in Longhorn golf history, she is involved in the Weis Cup tournament. From 2005- 2007 she was on the LPGA Player Executive Committee. 

Kate Golden represents a midas touch in Longhorn golf history

 

 

 

Coach Ryan Murphy

  • He was assistant to Head Coach John Fields Men's Golf team;

  • Named the Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013, and

  • Excels in recruiting.

Bertrine talks about Kate Golden

 

 

 

Coach Ryan Murphy

  • He was assistant to Head Coach John Fields Men's Golf team

  • Named the Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013

  • Excels in recruiting