STILLWATER – Oklahoma State women’s golf coach Greg Robertson announced the signing of Australian standout Maddison Hinson-Tolchard to a National Letter of Intent.
The Perth, Australia native was the runner-up at the 2019 IMG Academy Junior World Championship, and has been ranked as high as No. 311 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
“We are very excited to have Maddy join us next year,” Robertson said. “She brings a lot of international experience and will add quite a bit of competition to an already deep, young team. Her passion and drive as a golfer and her character as a person are exactly what we’re looking for in our program here at Oklahoma State.”
At 16-years old, Hinson-Tolchard became one of the youngest players to ever win the 125-year old Australian Girls Amateur championship with her 3-stroke victory at the Royal Perth Golf Club in 2018.
In July of 2019, Hinson-Tolchard carded a 7-under par 137 to earn runner-up honors in the stroke play portion of the 2019 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
A regular in both professional and amateur events all over the globe, Hinson-Tolchard has logged two wins and 13 top-10 finishes in Japan, Hong Kong, the U.S. and Australia over the last two years.
In February of 2019, she competed in a pair of LPGA Tour events, the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Hinson-Tolchard will join a Cowgirl golf program that finished the fall season ranked 14th nationally by Golfweek. OSU won the SMU/Trinity Forest Invitational in September and had an individual victory from Isabella Fierro – Golfweek’s No. 6 ranked player – at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in October.
Oklahoma State will begin the spring season at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 2-4.