Cowgirls have schedule to match high expectations

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STILLWATER – A trip to the prestigious East Lake Cup headlines the Oklahoma State women’s golf schedule, which will see the Cowgirls take on the nation’s best in 2021-22.

OSU is coming off the best season in school history, which included the program’s 24th conference title and its first trip to the NCAA Championship title match. Oklahoma State swept the Big 12 Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year awards and placed three Cowgirls on All-America rosters.

OSU won five tournaments in the spring of 2021 and finished no lower than third place in any event, including the runner-up finish at the national championships. The Cowgirls will return nearly their entire roster to Karsten Creek in the fall, and will add the services of All-American transfer Caley McGinty.

By virtue of that trip to the 2021 “Final Fore,” the Cowgirls earned the program’s first invite to the East Lake Cup, which features four of the nation’s top teams competing in a three-day match-play competition that is broadcast live on Golf Channel from Oct. 25-27.

After opening the season at the Samuel P. Golden Invitational in Denton, Texas on Sept. 13-14, the Cowgirls will look to win their third Schooner Fall Classic title at Belmar Golf Club in Norman on Sept. 26-27. OSU will also play in the Jim West Challenge in San Marcos, Texas on Oct. 17-18.

The Match in the Desert will open the spring season on Jan. 22-23 at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona. OSU will also visit the Melbourne, Florida for the Columbia Classic (Feb. 13-14), Humble, Texas for the ICON Invitational (Feb. 21-22) and Gainesville, Florida for the Florida Gators Invitational (March 5-6).

The Cowgirls will look to repeat their title at the Mountain View Collegiate in Saddlebrooke, Arizona from March 18-20. Last year, the Cowgirls notched a 20-under 844 to tie the record for the second-lowest 54-hole score in school history.

OSU will close the regular season with a trip to Lubbock, Texas for the Red Raider Match Play (April 3-4) and to Thackerville, Oklahoma for The Bruzzy. OSU won the 2021 Bruzzy after carding a team score of 15-under 849.

The Cowgirls will seek conference title No. 25 and Big 12 Championship No. 11 when they head to The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Humble, Texas from April 22-24. Last year, OSU set new Big 12 Championship team records for the lowest 18-hole score (270), 36-hole score (549) and shattered the old 54-hole record by 26 strokes after carding the second lowest mark in school history at 34-under 830.

Karsten Creek Golf Club, home of the Oklahoma State golf programs, will be one of four NCAA Regional sites on May 9-11. On the women’s side, Karsten Creek previously hosted a regional in 2014 and the NCAA Championships in 2018.

The 2022 NCAA Championships will return to Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the Cowgirls found success in 2021.


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