ATLANTA, Ga. – Top-seeded Oklahoma State won the East Lake Cup defeating third-seeded Duke, 3-2-0, in the match play championship round on Wednesday.
With the win, the Cowgirls concluded their fall season with a perfect 4-0 record with three individual titles, as well. This marked the first time in program history OSU opened a season with four-straight tournament wins.
“I think they came off a great summer,” head coach Greg Robertson said. “All of them came back and worked hard. We have a competitive team. We’ve had a lot of competition this fall. They came out firing and we just kind of got out of their way and let them do it.”
Isabella Fierro earned the first point of the day for the Cowgirls with a 7-and-6 win over Duke’s Phoebe Brinker on the 12th hole.
From there, Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, who went undefeated in match play this week, gave OSU its second point with her 3-and-1 victory over Megan Furtney.
Hailey Jones’ 2-and-1 victory over Rylie Heflin on the 17th hole secured the championship for the Cowgirls.
Rina Tatematsu fell in her match to Erica Sheperd, 2-up, while Anne Chen won Duke’s second point with a 1-up victory over Caley McGinty.
The Cowgirl golf season will resume in the spring at the Match in the Desert on January 22.
Oklahoma State def. Duke, 3-2
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard def. Megan Furtney, 3&1
Isabella Fierro def. Phoebe Brinker, 7&6
Erica Sheperd def. Rina Tatematsu, 2-up
Hailey Jones def. Ryle Heflin, 2&1
Anne Chen def. Caley McGinty, 1-up
“We have a competitive team… and we just kind of got out of their way and let them do it."@OSUcowgirlgolf head coach Greg Robertson on the keys to an undefeated fall season. @eastlakecup // #NCAAGolf pic.twitter.com/ub0qOtJODP
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) October 27, 2021