DALLAS – In her first day of collegiate competition, Oklahoma State’s Isabella Fierro carded a 3-under 141 to lead the Cowgirls to the top of the Trinity Forest Invitational leaderboard after 36 holes.
The freshman is in third place overall after shooting 71-70, and is just three strokes behind the individual leader, Kirsty Hodgekins of Colorado. One of the highest ranked recruits in program history, Fierro posted a tournament-high 10 birdies and an eagle on the 516-yard No. 1.
The Cowgirls struggled with the breezy conditions and tricky greens early, but rebounded to shoot a 3-under 291-282 as a team. OSU leads the field by nine strokes with 18 holes to play.
Fierro is just one of four Cowgirls in the top-10 heading into Tuesday’s final round. Fellow freshman and Dallas native Hailey Jones is tied for eighth after shooting a 1-over 74-71. Jones sprinkled in eight birdies on the day, and is joined in eighth place by teammate Michelle Forsland, who shot a tournament-low 67 in the afternoon round.
Lianna Bailey is tied for 10th after 36 holes. The sophomore holed out her bunker shot on No. 16 to give her two straight birdies and 10 total on the day, which is tied with Fierro for the most at the event.
The tournament is being played at the Trinity Forest Golf Club, which is the home of the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Invitational. The Cowgirls will tee off the final round at 8:30 a.m.
Tulsa is in 8th place following rounds of 306 and 300 for a 606. Sophomore Lorena Tseng turned in rounds of 72-74 for a 2-over par 146 and sits in 10th place going into Tuesday’s final 18 holes.
Freshman Lilly Thomas is in 33rd place with identical rounds of 76 for a 152 score. Junior transfer Haley Greb sits in 40thplace after carding scores of 79 in the first round and improving 5 strokes to a 74 for a total score of 153. Junior Taylor Dobson is in 45th place with a score of 155 and freshman Alex Christenson’s 162 was good for 60th place.
Sophomore Jasmine Zhang, playing as an individual, is in 58th place with a 158 score.
- Oklahoma State 291-282=573
- North Texas 291-291=582
T3. Colorado 294-290=584
T3. Baylor 292-292=584
- Texas Tech 298-290=588
- Memphis 296-300=596
- Kansas State 295-302=597
- Tulsa 306-300=606
- SMU 305-305=610
- Tulane 309-303=612
- Central Arkansas 310-309=619
T10. Lorena Tseng 72-74=146
T33. Lilly Thomas 76-76=152
T40. Haley Greb 79-74=153
T45. Taylor Dobson 79-76=155
T60. Alex Christenson 80-82=162
T54. Jasmine Zhang* 80-78=158
- Kirsty Hodgkins, Colorado 67-71=138 (-6)
- Lauren Cox, North Texas 68-72=140 (-4)
- Isabella Fierro, OSU 71-70=141 (-3)
T4. Sofia Garcia, Texas Tech 70-72=142 (-2)
T4. Reid Isaac, Kansas State 72-70=142 (-2)
T4. Faith Summers*, SMU 72-70=142 (-2)
T8. Michelle Forsland (+1) 78-67
T8. Hailey Jones (+1) 71-74
T10. Lianna Bailey (+2) 75-71
T15. (IND) Han-Hsuan Yu (+3) 72-75
T25. Emma Whitaker (+5) 74-75