Cowgirls finish fourth in Puerto Rico Classic

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico –  Isabella Fierro tallied the fourth top-10 finish of her freshman season with a 2-under par 70 in the third round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

Fierro led the Cowgirls, who shot a 4-over par 292 on the day to finish with an 873 for the tournament and in fourth place as a team. The fourth place finish marks the fifth time in six events Oklahoma State has recorded a top-five finish in Greg Robertson’s first season as head coach.

Coming around the turn, the Cowgirls were in a tie with Texas Tech for first place, but were overtaken by Northwestern who shot 8-under par in the round to win the tournament by six strokes. Northwestern’s Irene Kim took home the individual title with a 9-under par 207.

A 76 on the day for Lianna Bailey left her just outside of a second-straight top-10 finish as she carded a 2-over par 218 for the tournament. Freshman Maja Stark recorded her first under-par round as a Cowgirl with a 71, which moved her into a tie for 16th place in her collegiate debut.

Hailey Jones finished the tournament at 5-over par and in a tie for 22nd place, while Han-Hsuan Yu ended the event in 67th place with a 234. Emma Whitaker turned in her best round of the event, a 3-over par 75 that moved her into a tie for 65th place.

After two tournaments in a row, the Cowgirls will have an opportunity to return to Stillwater for a couple of weeks before heading back to the East Coast for the Hurricane Invitational on March 2.

Complete results here:

Team Leaderboard

  1. Northwestern (E) 292-292-280 – 864
  2. Texas Tech (+6) 296-283-291 – 870

  1. Oklahoma State (+9) 285-296-292 – 873 

Individual Leaderboard

  1. Irene Kim, Northwestern (-9) 69-71-67 – 207
  2. Monika Hartl, North Carolina State (-8) 73-68-67 – 208

The Cowgirls

  1. Isabella Fierro (-1) 70-75-70 – 215

T12. Lianna Bailey (+2) 71-71-76 – 218

T16. Maja Stark (+3) 74-74-71 – 219

T22. Hailey Jones (+5) 70-76-75 – 221

T65. (IND) Emma Whitaker (+17) 77-81-75 – 233

  1. Han-Hsuan Yu (+18) 80-76-78 – 234
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