TULSA, Okla. – After 36 holes of play, the Oklahoma State women’s golf team holds a six-stroke lead over Texas A&M with one round remaining at the Dale McNamara Invitational at the Tulsa Country Club.
The Cowgirls are vying for their second Dale McNamara Invitational title, and their first since 2011. OSU will tee off the final round on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Emma Broze led the Cowgirls with a score of 1-over par 141 and will enter Tuesday’s final round tied for first place. Broze knocked in three birdies and didn’t record a single bogey in her second round.
Senior Kenzie Neisen and freshman Stephanie Astrup both carded a 4-over par 144 and are tied for sixth place. Neisen posted par on 28 of the 36 holes, which is one off the tournament high, while Astrup’s seven birdies are tied for second most.
Junior Chih-Min Chen carded a 10-over 150 and will go into Tuesday’s final round tied for 21st place. Senior Alexis Sadeghy is tied for 30th place on the leaderboard at 12-over par.
Competing as an individual, freshman Emma Whitaker shot 15-over par and is tied for 39th on the leaderboard.
Tulsa’s Olivia Jackson shares the individual lead after the first two rounds while the Golden Hurricane team sits in 7th place after carding rounds of 307-299 for a total score of 606 at the par-70 Tulsa Country Club course.
Jackson turned in a first round score of 2-over par 72, and was 1-under during her second 18 holes of the day for a 1-over par 36-hole total of 141. She shares the individual lead with Oklahoma State’s Broze and the Texas A&M duo of Maddie Szeryk and Amber Park.
The 17th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls lead the 13-team field after scores of 287 and 285 for a 572 total, leading second-place Texas A&M (578) by six strokes. Rounding out the top-5 schools were Mississippi State (586), Texas State (590) and Fresno State (592)
The Hurricane again played with just four golfers, counting all four scores during each of the two rounds.
In second round action, Jackson totaled seven birdie putts. She began the round with a birdie, bogeyed the next two holes, and birdied the par-4 fourth hole to go back to even par after the first four holes. Jackson finished the round with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 for her 1-under par 69 on her second 18 holes. During Jackson’s first 18 holes, the Tulsa junior went 2-over par 72 with birdies on holes 8, 15 and 16.
Fellow junior Johanna Samuelsson turned in a second round score of 72 after an earlier 76 to finish the day at 8-over par 148 for 15th place. Samuelsson birdied the par-4 second hole and had three bogeys for her 2-over par second round score.
Nikki Marquardt finished the day with a score of 155 for a 39th place tie after turning in rounds of 77 and 78. Anneke Strobach turned in rounds of 82 and 80 for a 64th place total of 162.
Battling against teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, Oral Roberts shot 624 and sits in 12th place.
Kennedy Ishee fired a first round 73, thanks to three birdies in the round. Ishee finished the day with six birdies to her credit.
– As a team, the Golden Eagles earned 19 birdies on the first day of the tournament. Annie Lacombe had four birdies in her first round, the most by any Golden Eagle in a round on Monday.
Final round action begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
- Oklahoma Sate 287-285=572
- Texas A&M 293-285=578
- Mississippi State 284-302=586
- Texas State 295-295=590
- Fresno State 294-298=592
- Texas Tech 301-293=594
- Tulsa 307-299=606
- Cincinnati 302-308=610
- Wichita State 308-303=611
- USF 318-299=617
- Florida Gulf Coast 309-314=623
- Oral Roberts 310-314=624
- Missouri State 315-311=626
Oklahoma State Individuals
T1. Emma Broze (+1) 74-67 – 141
T6. Stephanie Astrup (+4) 71-73 – 144
T6. Kenzie Neisen (+4) 70-74 – 144
T21. Chih-Min Chen (+10) 72-78 – 150
T30. Alexis Sadeghy (+12) 81-71 – 152
T39. Emma Whitaker (+15) 79-76 – 155
T1. Olivia Jackson 72-69=141
T15. Johanna Samuelsson 76-72=148
T39. Nicole Marquardt 77-78=155
T64. Anneke Strobach 82-80=162
T1. Olivia Jackson, Tulsa 72-69=141 (+1)
T1. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M 70-71=141 (+1)
T1. Amber Park, Texas A&M 74-67=141 (+1)
T1. Emma Broze, Oklahoma State 74-67=141 (+1)
- Gabby Barker, Texas Tech 73-70=143 (+3)