Cowgirls tied for eighth, need strong final round

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team dropped three spots to eighth place after posting a 596 during its second round at the NCAA Central Regional on Friday at Karsten Creek.

The Cowgirls’ 20-over total of 596 tied them with Mississippi State for eighth place and has them one shot behind Arizona for seventh place. UCLA moved up five spots with a 12-over total of 588 to put them in first place at the par-72, 6,200 yards layout. The top eight teams advance to the Championship.

Kent State’s Wad Phaewchimplee continued to lead the individual race, posting a 73 after opening with a 65. Her 6-under total put her four shots clear of UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein, who clinched second place today.

Senior Jayde Panos led the way for the Cowgirls, posting a 70 to stand in a tie for third place at 1-under 143. Panos is one of six players to finish under par on day two. Panos finished one shot behind Finkelstein for second place. The senior shaved three strokes off her opening 73.

“I think it was very important to set a tone in the first two rounds,” Panos said. “I really wanted to play Big 12 but my injury wouldn’t permit that. I’m really happy to be out here after being able to practice on my short game.”

 Freshman Isabella Deilert followed closely behind after firing a 3-under 69. After opening with a 76, she moved up 31 spots to stand at a six-way tie for 10th place. Deilert started and ended her inward nine with birdies to finish 2-under par. She carded three more birdies in her outward nine to bring her total for the day to five.

 Senior Lauren Falley followed an opening 76 with a 78 to stand at 154 and tied for 65th place while classmate Amy Ruengmateekhun posted an 82 for a 155 total and tied for 73rd place.

Sophomore Julie Yang’s 81 gave her a 163 total and tied her at 105th place.

 

The Cowgirls will begin their final round tomorrow at 7:41 a.m. (CST) and will be grouped with Arizona and Mississippi State.

 

Live scoring for the event is available at golfstat.com.

 

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