Cowgirls roll to eight-shot win in Hawaii

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KANE’OHE, Hawaii — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team picked up its first victory of the spring on Wednesday, cruising to an eight-shot victory at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational at Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course.

OSU finished as the only team in the field under par on its way to the win, which was the program’s fourth all time at the event. The Cowgirls carded a 296 during their third round to finish at 2-under 862 and eight strokes ahead of Texas A&M at the par-72, 6,099-yard layout.

A&M’s Marijosse Navarro posted a closing 73 to capture medalist honors by a shot over a trio of Cowgirls. Navarro finished at 3-under 213.

OSU’s Linnea Johansson entered the day with the individual lead and freshmen Kenzie Neisen and Emma Broze also reached the top spot on the leaderboard during the final round before all three eventually finished in the runner-up spot at 2-under 214.

Johansson carded a 73 during her third round, while Broze posted a 75.

Neisen posted the squad’s low round of the day, firing a 3-under 69 to move into the No. 2 spot from a tie for ninth.

Starting her day on the third hole, Neisen birdied Nos. 4 and 5 and added a birdie at the eighth en route to a bogey-free outward nine of 3-under 33. After sandwiching a bogey at the 11th with birdies at the 10th and 12th, she finished with an even-par 36 on her back nine after carding a bogey at the 16th.

Freshman Maddie McCrary finished in a tie for 14th place with a 222 total after signing for a 75 during her final round.

Sophomore Isabella Deilert’s 77 on Wednesday tied her for 21st place at 226.

Competing individually, freshman Alexis Sadeghy finished at 230 and tied for 29th place after carding a 79 during her final round.

OSU will be back in action on March 23 when it begins play at the SDSU Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

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