Chaney finishes eighth as Sooners, Cowgirls wrap up play in Big 12 Championship

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HOCKLEY, Texas – Junior Reagan Chaney tied for eighth (1-over, 214) and earned All-Big 12 Tournament Team honors, and Oklahoma women’s golf tied for 10th (30-over, 882) in the Big 12 Championship at The Clubs at Houston Oaks. Oklahoma State one spot better in ninth.

Texas took home the team title in Hockley, firing a 2-under final round to finish 1-under 851 and fend off runner-up Iowa State by 12 strokes. Cyclones duo Liyana Durisic and Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn were awarded co-champion honors, with both finishing the par-71 course at 6-under 207.

Chaney tallied rounds of 73-69-72, concluding the three-day tournament with a 1-over 72. She opened the final round on the eighth hole and dropped a stroke on the ninth. The Ardmore, Okla., product recorded her lone birdie on the 16th hole, finishing the back nine 1-under 35. Chaney tallied eight consecutive pars before a bogey on the seventh and final hole.

“Reagan had a solid performance this week and I am proud of her effort,” said Oklahoma head women’s golf coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “She played with extreme confidence and the results displayed her hard work.”

Sophomore Savannah Barber tied for 17th (4-over, 217), carding rounds of 72-71-74. Barber started the final 18 with a bogey on the ninth hole and moved to 2-under through four with birdies on the 10th and 12th holes. The Fort Worth, Texas product tallied a bogey on the 14th hole, moving back to even. Barber recorded a bogey on the third hole and dropped three strokes on the seventh. She wrapped up the tournament with a birdie on the eighth.

Sophomore Isabelle Schlick and freshman Holly McLean tied for 37th and 45th, respectively. Schlick carded a 4-over 75 in the final round, recording three birdies. McLean led the lineup with four birdies and carded the second-best round by a Sooner, firing a 2-over 73.

Sophomore Gracie Mayo finished 61st (26-over, 239) and recorded rounds of 84-78-77.

After shooting 17-over 301 in the opening round, Oklahoma State established some footing, firing rounds of 288 and 291 to close the tournament at 28-over 880.

The Cowgirls led the field with 180 pars at The Clubs at Houston Oaks, carding its most pars in a Big 12 Championship since tracking began in 2014 and the 10th-most by any team in the tracking era. In the field, Oklahoma State produced three players who were top six in the category: Maddison Hinson-Tolchard (40), Ellie Bushnell (39) and Angelica Pfefferkorn (38).

Marta Silchenko fired a closing round of 2-under 69 to tie for the fourth-best scorecard of the day and finish tied for 26th. After bogeying her second hole, the freshman birdied three of five holes to cap the back nine and etched six on the day to jump 15 spots on the leaderboard.

Hinson-Tolchard posted an even 71 to exit Hockley in 32nd. The senior showcased her consistent par efforts all three days, finishing third in the category, and tied her efforts together with birdies on holes No. 8 and 10 on Saturday.

Thitaporn Saithip matched Bushnell, finishing tied for 33rd with rounds of 75-69-78 – 222. Saithip’s week was highlighted by a bogey-free 69 that marked the Big 12 Championship’s first bogey-free round since former Cowgirl Lianna Bailey in 2021.

The Sooners and Cowgirls will hear their postseason fate during the NCAA Selection Show, which will air Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. CT on Golf Channel. The NCAA Regionals are slated for May 6-8.

Team Leaderboard:

  1. Texas (-1) 286-283-282 – 851
  2. Iowa State (+11) 292-283-288 – 863
  3. Kansas State (+14) 292-289-285 – 866
  4. Baylor (+16) 292-289-287 – 868
  5. Texas Tech (+17) 293-295-281 – 869
  6. Houston (+20) 288-286-298 – 872
  7. Kansas (+24) 297-289-290 – 876
  8. UCF (+26) 298-296-284 – 878
  9. Oklahoma State (+28) 301-288-291 – 880

T10. TCU (+30) 291-302-289 – 882

T10. Oklahoma (+30) 301-287-294 – 882

  1. BYU (+56) 303-306-299 – 908
  2. Cincinnati (+63) 302-313-300 – 915


NCAA Tournament Regional selections will be announced on Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel.

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