Cowgirls fourth, Sooners ninth in Big 12 Championship

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Oklahoma State junior golfer Kenzie Neisen earned her third straight All-Big 12 Championship Team selection after a blistering first seven holes on Sunday helped her card a 3-over 219 and tie her for third at the Dominion Country Club.

Neisen posted seven birdies on Sunday, five of which came in the first seven holes. She finished the third round with a 1-under 71. Neisen, a two-time Big 12 individual champion, shot 13 birdies overall in the tournament.

As a team, the Cowgirls finished fourth on the leaderboard at 33-over 897. Texas held on to finish first with a 21-over 885, while Baylor’s Dylan Kim won the individual championship with a 2-under 214.

Cowgirl Linnea Johansson posted an 8-over 224 overall to tie her for 12th place, while Maddie McCrary tied for 27th place with a 14-over 230.

Chih-Men Chen shot 17-over 233 to tie her for 35th place, and Alexis Sadeghy ender her weekend in 37th place with an 18-over 234.

Oklahoma State will learn its NCAA Regional destination on Thursday at 10 a.m. The regionals will take place on May 8-10.


The No. 20 University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished Sunday’s third and final round of the Big 12 Championship in ninth place. The Sooners carded a 301 on the day for a three round 908.

Valerie Tanguay came out with a share of ninth place out of 45 competitors with a 222. The junior carded a 74 on all three rounds and played a strong front nine on Sunday, sinking two birdies on the day. The finish was the first top-10 showing of her career.

Julienne Soo finished the tournament with a share of 22nd place at 227. The junior improved on her Saturday score by eight strokes. Soo fired a 72 in the third round after carding three birdies.

Junior Rylee Pedio shot a 78 in the third round to finish in a share of 24th place at 228. Pedigo ended the day registering a birdie on the final hole.

Hannah Wood finished the tournament tied for 38th place at 235. The junior posted a 77 (+5) on Sunday. Classmate Ana Ruiz was close behind, finishing in 40th (237; +21) after recording an 81.

The Sooners will learn of their postseason fate on Thursday, April 27. The NCAA Division 1 Women’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live via the Golf Channel at 10 a.m. CT.

Team Leaderboard
1. Texas (+21) 297-294-294—885
2. Iowa State (+28) 297-303-292—892
3. Texas Tech (+30) 304-294-296—894
4. Oklahoma State (+33) 294-300-303—897

Individual Leaderboard
1. Dylan Kim, Baylor (-2) 71-75-68—214
2. Emilee Hoffman, Texas (+1) 73-73-71—217
T3. Kenzie Neisen, Oklahoma State (+3) 73-75-71—219
T3. Sophia Schubert, Texas (+3) 71-72-76—219
T3. Chayanit Wangmahaporn, Iowa State (+3) 70-77-72—219

Other Oklahoma State
T12. Linnea Johansson (+8) 74-76-74—224
T27. Maddie McCrary (+14) 78-73-79—230
T35. Chih-Min Chen (+17) 75-76-82—233
37. Alexis Sadeghy (+18) 72-83-79—234

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