DENTON, TEXAS – The No. 3 Oklahoma State women’s golf team opened its fall portion of the 2021-22 schedule on Monday, posting a 280 and 277 in the opening two rounds of the Sam Golden Invitational at the Wildhorse Golf Club to finish the day in first place. OSU shot a combined 557, the third-lowest 36-hole score in school history.
Sitting at -19, the Cowgirls will take the par-72, 6,288-yard course for the final round tomorrow morning with a one-stroke lead over Texas Tech and are three strokes ahead of in-state rival Oklahoma. The University of Tulsa shot 7-under and is in sixth place.
Individually, Caley McGinty paced OSU with two rounds of 67 to take a one-stroke lead over the field at -10 heading into the final round in her first appearance at Oklahoma State. Shooting a 134, she finished the day tied for the third-best 36-hole score in program history.
Isabella Fierro was just behind at -9. She finished tied for second with rounds of 68 and 67.
“We saw a lot of solid golf in our first two rounds of the year,” head coach Greg Robertson said. “Caley and Isabella did a great job of leading the way. We’re looking forward to a competitive day tomorrow with some good teams in contention.”
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Rina Tatematsu both finished the day tied for 31st. Hinson-Tolchard started her year with a pair of 72s while Tatematsu posted a 73 and 71 to finish with a 36-hole score of 144.
Clemence Martin rounded out the OSU starting lineup tied for 41st after shooting a 74 and 72.
Competing individually, Lianna Bailey finished tied for 38th with an opening round of 71 and a 74 to close the day.
Oklahoma shot 13-under, 560 on the par 72 Wildhorse Golf Club Monday. All five Sooners finished even-par or better with Mikhaela Fortuna posting a team-low 6-under 138 through the first two rounds.
OU finished tied for the tournament lead on par 4s, finishing 1-under and tied with tournament leader Oklahoma State. The Sooners were third on par 3s with an even-par scoring average.
“We played awesome today, and I’m really proud of our players,” said head women’s golf coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “Throughout the day each player was faced with adversity and they were able to fight back to keep their rounds going. Mikhaela had two solid rounds today to lead us into the final day tomorrow.”
Maria Fernanda Martinez secured a career low in the first round to lead the OU contingent. Fernanda Martinez recorded five birdies and one bogey to finish with a 4-under 68, finishing tied for fourth. She topped her previous best of 70 in the final two rounds of the 2021 Big 12 Championship.
Fortuna tallied a 2-under 70 in the first round and ranked second among the Sooners, while newcomer Meagan Winans finished her first round in the Crimson and Cream with a 1-under 71.
Fortuna continued her success from the first round and fired a 4-under 68, moving up nine spots heading into the final round of the tournament. She fired three birdies on both the front nine and back nine, finishing 2-under on the par 5 third on the day.
M. Winans recorded a 1-under 71 in the second round to move to 2-under for the tournament. She is tied for 22nd overall and moved up one spot following her first-round performance.
Hannah Screen and Fernanda Martinez finished tied for 26th through 36 holes. Screen finished 1-under in the second round after finishing even par through the first 18.
Libby Winans recorded the Sooners’ second lowest score in the second round, firing a 3-under 69 to finish the first day even and tied for 31st.
Lorena Tseng and Lilly Thomas led Tulsa into seventh place. The two golfers sit in a sixth place tie after opening with 36-hole totals of 6-under par 138.
Tseng turned in a morning round of 4-under par 68 and came back in the afternoon with a 2-under par 70. Thomas’ 36-hole score included rounds of 72 and 66. Her score of 66 tied for the best 18-hole score of the tournament and was her career-best round.
Haley Greb turned in rounds of 72 and 74 for a 2-over par 146, which puts her in a tie for 41st place. Freshman Lovisa Gunnar opened her collegiate career with a first round score of 1-over par 73 and closed the day with a 74 for a 43rd place score of 3-over par 147.
Freshman Hanna Robinette finished the day with a score of 165. The final 18 holes of the 54-hole event tees off at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
- Oklahoma State 280-277=557 (-19)
- Texas Tech 276-282=558 (-18)
- Oklahoma 281-279=560 (-16)
- TCU 286-277=563 (-13)
- Texas A&M 283-281=564 (-12)
- Tulsa 285-284=569 (-7)
- Purdue 286-285=571 (-5)
- Mississippi State 288-286=574 (-2)
T9. Kansas State 284-291=575 (-1)
T9. North Texas 289-286=575 (-1)
- UTSA 286-293=579 (+3)
T12. Houston 291-291=582 (+6)
T12. Charlotte 295-292=587 (+11)
- Missouri 295-297=592 (+16)
- Tulane 297-297=594 (+18)