OSU women open season with 299 in Regional Challenge

PALOS VERDES, Calif. – The No. 9 Oklahoma State Cowgirls opened their spring season with a 15-over 299 in the first round of the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge.

Kenzie Niesen led the way for the Cowgirls against one of the toughest fields in the country, shooting a 2-over 73 with a pair of birdies.

Niesen closed the fall season with a 1-over finish at the Landfall Tradition, which placed her tied for tenth along with teammate Chih-Min Chen.
Alabama is the clubhouse leader by seven strokes thanks to Janie Jackson shooting a 3-under 68, which puts her tied individually with North Carolina’s Lexi Harkins.
Alexis Sadeghy is tied for 27th place after an opening round of 3-over and Linnea Johansson sits tied for 36th with a 4-over 75.
Chen is tied for 50th and Isabella Deilert is tied for 65th after opening rounds of 77 and 79 respectively.
Team Scores
1. Alabama (-6) 278
T2. Duke (+1) 285
T2. Washington (+1) 285
4. Florida (+3) 287
5. North Carolina (+4) 288
6. Arizona State (+7) 291
7. UCLA (+9) 293
8. Southern California (+11) 295
9. Oklahoma State (+15) 299
10. Arizona (+16) 300
Individual Leaderboard
T1. Lexi Harkins, North Carolina (-3) 68
T1. Janie Jackson, Alabama (-3) 68
T3. Leona Maguire, Duke (-2) 69
T3. Lakareber Abe, Alabama (-2) 69
T3. Charlotte Thomas, Washington (-2) 69
Cowgirl Golfers
T23. Kenzie Niesen (+2) 73
T27. Alexis Sadeghy (+3) 74
T36. Linnea Johansson (+4) 75
T50. Chih-Min Chen (+6) 77
T65. Isabella Deilert (+8) 79

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