Cowgirls fourth, Tulsa 13th in ICON Invitational in Houston
HUMBLE, Texas – No. 18 Oklahoma State shot 1-under in the final round to move up to fourth, while Tulsa struggled to a 295 to drop into 13th in the ICON Invitational at the Golf Club of Houston on Tuesday.
In total, the Cowgirls combined for their best score vs. par, 20-under, since October of 2021 when the team shot a program record 39-under at the Jim West Challenge. OSU found much success throughout the week on par-5’s, shooting 15-under.
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard posted the second-best 54-hole score of her career with a 10-under 206 before finishing tied for sixth. She carded 41 pars over the two day stretch, tied for most in the field, including a bogey-free 67 in the first round on Monday.
With the result, the junior picked up her third top-10 outing of the season in just six tournaments, as well as the 10th of her career. Additionally, Hinson-Tolchard has now played 45 consecutive rounds in which her score counted towards the team’s overall score.
Han-Hsuan Yu fired a final round 74 on her way to a tie for 20th. She finished the week at 3-under 213, just one stroke shy of tying her best 54-hole score of the season.
Hailey Jones and Clemence Martin both completed their weeks in Houston tied for 30th at 1-under. Rina Tatematsu signed off on a 73 in the third round, placing her in a tie for 41st at 1-over.
The Cowgirls will be back in action on March 11-12 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Tulsa shot a final round 295 for a 54-hole total of 874. Senior Lilly Thomas placed 20th overall with a 3-under par score of 213 after turning in a round of 75 on Tuesday. Freshman Grace Kilcrease was next for the Hurricane after today’s round of 74 gave her a 54-hole total of 2-over par 218 for 48th place.
Sophomore Sydney Seigel turned in her best round of the tournament and the top final round for the Hurricane with a 1-under par 71. She finished the tournament at 3-over par 219 to place 51st overall. Fellow sophomore Lovisa Gunnar placed 70th with a 225 total and freshman Jenni Roller finished with a score of 227 for 78th place.
The nation’s 10thh-ranked Texas A&M Aggies captured the team title with a 34-under par score of 830, 10 strokes better than second-place North Texas (840). A&M’s Zoe Slaughter claimed individual medalist honors with an 18-under par score of 198.
Tulsa will be in action next at the Trinity Forest Invitational, March 6-7, at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.
- Texas A&M 279-272-279=830
- North Texas 280-280-280=840
- USC 274-280-288=842
- Oklahoma State 278-279-287=844
- Iowa State 276-276-294=846
T6. Maryland 288-278-281=847
T6. North Carolina State 278-278-291=847
- Texas Tech 286-280-285=851
- SMU 291-276-286=853
- Illinois 286-276-293=855
- Tennessee 295-290-280=865
- Texas State 283-291-295=869
- Tulsa 283-296-295=874
- Charlotte 300-290-285=875
- Houston 293-293-290=876
- UTSA 297-312-294=903
T20. Lilly Thomas 67-71-75=213
T48. Grace Kilcrease 69-75-74=218
T51. Sydney Seigel 73-75-71=219
T70. Lovisa Gunnar 74-76-75=225
T78. Jenni Roller 75-75-77=227
- Zoe Slaughter, Texas A&M 65-65-68=198
T2. Audrey Tan, North Texas 68-68-67=203
T2. Liyana Durisic, Iowa State 67-68-68=203
- Mackenzie Lee, SMU 71-63-70=204
- Isabel Sy, Illinois 68-63-74=205