HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – The No. 8 Oklahoma State women’s golf team carded the sixth lowest round in school history, a 6-under 278, and will enter the final round of the Windy City Collegiate Classic with an eight stroke lead over the field, which includes six other top-25 squads at Northmoor Country Club.
With 18 holes to play, Cowgirl senior Kenzie Neisen is just a stroke off the lead at 5-under 137. The two-time Big 12 individual champion opened the day with a five-under 66, which tied her best round as a Cowgirl and tied for the 10th best round in school history.
Fellow senior Maddie McCrary is only two strokes off the lead at 4-under par, while freshman Stephanie Astrup shot even par 71 in both of her rounds to sit in a tie for ninth with one round to play. Junior Chih-Min Chen is in a tie for 14th place at 1-over par after a 3-under 68 in her afternoon round.
The Cowgirls are coming off a win in their season opening event, the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, and could earn back-to-back tournament titles for the first time since 2016. A victory on Tuesday would be the tenth under fifth-year head coach Courtney Jones.
1. Oklahoma State (-8) 282-278 – 560
2. Arizona State (E) 280-288 – 568
3. Michigan State (+2) 283-287 – 570
1. Linnea Strom, Arizona State (-6) 68-68 – 136
2. Kenzie Neisen, Oklahoma State (-5) 66-71 – 137
T3. Maddie McCrary, Oklahoma State (-4) 70-68 – 138
T3. Sarah Burnham, Michigan State (-4) 70-68 – 138
T3. Paz Marfa, Michigan State (-4) 68-70 – 138
Other OSU Golfers
T9. Stephanie Astrup (E) 71-71 – 142
T14. Chih-Min Chen (+1) 75-68 – 143
T68. Alexis Sadeghy (+15) 79-78 – 157