Cowgirls romp to Bedlam Cup win over Sooners

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STILLWATER – The No. 9 Oklahoma State women’s golf team reeled off a dominant 13.5-2.5 match-play victory over rival Oklahoma in the 2016 Bedlam Cup at Karsten Creek.

Saturday marked the fourth Bedlam Cup since the OSU vs. OU rivalry was renewed in 2012. The Cowgirls have now won the showdown three times, including each of the last two, and the 11-point win is the largest margin of victory in the series.

OSU will enter next week’s Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas having won their last three events. The Cowgirls are 14-1 this season against Big 12 opponents.

Isabella Deilert got the Cowgirls off to a hot start that would continue all day. The junior cruised to a 9&8 victory over Karen Arimoto in the morning session, followed by a 3&2 win in the afternoon over Haley Hill. Deilert is now 4-0 for her career in Bedlam Cup matches, and 6-2 overall in stroke play at OSU.

Kenzie Neisen scored a 6&5 morning victory over Ana Ruiz, but used a massive comeback to win her afternoon matchup over Rylee Pedigo. The reigning Big 12 individual champion trailed by as many as four after seven holes, but managed to turn things around for a 2&1 win. Neisen is also a perfect 4-0 in Bedlam Cup matches in her career.

Not to be outdone, Cowgirl McCandren Lewis overcame a five-hole deficit thanks to a magical birdie putt on No. 18. With the sun setting on Karsten Creek, the junior holed in a 20-foot putt to end the afternoon session all square with OU’s Julienne Soo. Lewis won the morning session, 3&2, over Haley Hill.

Alexis Sadegy was among the four Cowgirls to win both of their matchups on the day. She overcome a pair of deficits to defeat Pedigo, 3&2, in the morning round, then rolled to a 6&5 afternoon win over Ruiz.

Emma Broze went down on the first hole of the morning, but fought back and wouldn’t trail again for the rest of the day. The sophomore took down Soo, 1 Up, followed by Maggie Neece, 3&2.

After tying her morning session against Neece, Linnea Johansson roared back for a 4&3 afternoon victory over Arimoto.

Playing in her first collegiate match-play competition, Chih-Min Chen halved her morning session against Hannah Wood before besting Valerie Tanguay, 3&2, in the late session.

Maddie McCrary handily won her morning matchup against Tanguay, 5&3, but was the only casualty on the day in her afternoon match. OU’s Wood managed a 2 Up victory over the sophomore to close things out on No. 18.

2016 Bedlam Cup Final Results
Oklahoma State 13.5, Oklahoma 2.5

Morning Matches
OSU Linnea Johansson vs. OU Maggie Neece – All Square
OSU Isabella Deilert def. OU Karen Arimoto – 9&8
OSU Alexis Sadeghy def. Rylee Pedigo – 3&2
OSU McCandren Lewis def. OU Haley Hill – 3&2
OSU Emma Broze def. OU Julienne Soo – 1 Up
OSU Kenzie Neisen def. OU Ana Ruiz – 6&5
OSU Chih-Min Chen vs. OU Hannah Wood – All Square
OSU Maddie McCrary def. OU Valerie Tanguay – 5&3

Afternoon Matches
OSU Isabella Deilert def. OU Haley Hill – 3&2
OSU Linnea Johansson def. OU Karen Arimoto – 4&3
OSU Kenzie Neisen def. OU Rylee Pedigo – 2&1
OSU Alexis Sadeghy def. OU Ana Ruiz – 6&5
OSU Emma Broze def. OU Maggie Neece – 3&2
OSU McCandren Lewis def. OU Julienne Soo – All Square
OSU Chih-Min Chen def. OU Valerie Tanguay – 3&2
OU Hannah Wood def. OSU Maddie McCrary – 2 Up

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