Sooners open in seventh in San Antonio Regional; Cowgirls fifth in South Bend

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The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA San Antonio Regional in seventh place. The 18-team tournament is being played at the par-72, 6,350-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.

The Sooners, who are the tournament’s No. 14 seed and the only unranked team to finish the round in the top 12, completed the day at 288 (E). OU is currently ahead of six ranked teams. No. 3 seed Tennessee sits atop the leaderboard at -12 and No. 1 UCLA is in second at 10 under. No. 6-seed Baylor finished the round at 280 (-8) and is in third place.

Freshmen Hannah Wood and Valerie Tanguay led the Sooners, each firing a 71 (-1) in Thursday’s round to share 24th place out of 96 competitors.  Tanguay started strong, registering two birdies and a 45-foot shot for eagle in her first four holes. Wood, who was named to the All-Big 12 Team earlier in the day, was at +3 on her first nine holes before playing the final nine at 4 under.

OU’s Alexandra Kaui pocketed a team-high five birdies in the round en route to a 72 (E). The sophomore is tied for 33rd place.

Oklahoma freshman Ana Ruiz is tied for 46th place with a 74 (+2), and classmate Rylee Pedigo shot a 76 (+4) to share 70th place.

Sixth-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said the performance is what she hoped to see from her young squad.

"We played solid today," Drouin-Luttrell said. "We’re pleased with the way we started, and we need to keep that going. We are right where we need to be to finish well in this regional."

The Sooners will tee off for Friday’s second round at 7:30 a.m. CT with Auburn and Florida State. Live scoring and results can be found at GolfStat.com.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team opened play at the NCAA South Bend Regional on Thursday with a 296 to stand in a tie for fifth place at Warren Golf Course.

The Cowgirls wrapped up the day tied with Kent State and one shot out of fourth place at the par-72, 6,301-yard layout. Duke posted an even-par round of 288 to lead the field by five shots.

Duke’s Celine Boutier fired a 67 during her first round to stand atop the individual leaderboard.

Emma Broze led the way for OSU with a 71, tying her for fifth place. The freshman put together a bogey-free front nine that featured birdies at the second and fourth to turn at 2-under 34. Broze moved to 3-under for the day with a birdie at the 12th before moving back to 1-under for the day with bogeys at the 15th and 16th.

Freshman Maddie McCrary was two strokes back of her classmate, posting a 73 to get in tied for 16th place.

Sophomore Linnea Johansson posted a 74 to come in tied for 25th place.

Freshman Kenzie Neisen and sophomore Isabella Deilert finished the day tied for 61st place after signing for 78s.

The Cowgirls will begin their second round tomorrow at 7:54 a.m. (CST) and will be grouped with UC Davis and Kent State. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Tennessee 276
2. UCLA 278
3. Baylor 280
T4. Washington 281
T4. Texas A&M 281
6. Texas 287
7. Oklahoma 288
T8. Auburn 291
T8. Florida State 291
T8. Oregon 291
11. Texas Tech 292
12. Arizona State 296
13. Kennesaw State 298
14. Houston 300
15. Boston University 304
16. Lamar 305
17. Gonzaga 306
18. Alabama State 315

PLAYER LEADERBOARD
T1. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Kansas 67
T1. Hayley Davis, Baylor 67
T3. Morgane Metraux, Florida State 68
T3. Anna Newell, Tennessee 68
T3. Andrea Jonama, Texas A&M 68
T3. Bronte Law, UCLA 68

OU PLAYERS
T24. Valerie Tanguay 71
T24. Hannah Wood 71
T33. Alexandra Kaui 72
T46. Ana Ruiz 74
T70. Rylee Pedigo 76
 

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