SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – After 18 holes, the No. 16 Oklahoma State women’s golf team sits in 10th place on the leaderboard, but just four strokes away from the six-team cutoff in the NCAA Regional at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
The low six teams and the low three individuals not on those teams at each of the four NCAA Regional sites (for a total of 24 teams and 12 individuals) advance to the NCAA Championships, which are being hosted by OSU from May 18-23 at Karsten Creek, the home of Oklahoma State golf.
Senior Kenzie Neisen led the way for OSU in the opening round. Neisen was able to pencil in six birdies to help her score 2-under par 70 and will go into the second day tied for fifth place.
Fellow senior Emma Broze carded even par and is tied for 25th place heading into the second round.
Freshman Stephanie Astrup shot 2-over par and is tied for 42nd, while senior Alexis Sadeghy carded 3-over par and is tied for 52nd place. Junior Chih-Min Chen was 7-over par and will enter the second day tied for 83rd place.
This is OSU’s 26th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, which is every year since the inception of the regional format in 1993 – a feat only nine other programs can claim. The Cowgirls have advanced to the NCAA Championships 21 times.
1. UCLA (-8) 280
T2. Kent State (-4) 284
T2. Colorado (-4) 284
10. Oklahoma State (+3) 291
T1. Andrea Lee, Stanford (-6) 66
T1. Brittany Fan, Colorado (-6) 66
T1. Mariel Galdiano, UCLA (-6) 66
T5. Kenzie Neisen (-2) 70
T25. Emma Broze (E) 72
T42. Stephanie Astrup (+2) 74
T52. Alexis Sadeghy (+3) 75
T83. Chih-Min Chen (+7) 79