Cowgirls take lead into final round at Tulsa Country Club

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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.

Team Results

  1. Oklahoma Sate              287-285=572
  2. Texas A&M                 293-285=578
  3. Mississippi State           284-302=586
  4. Texas State                   295-295=590
  5. Fresno State                  294-298=592
  6. Texas Tech                   301-293=594
  7. Tulsa                           307-299=606
  8. Cincinnati                    302-308=610
  9. Wichita State                308-303=611
  10. USF                            318-299=617
  11. Florida Gulf Coast         309-314=623
  12. Oral Roberts                 310-314=624
  13. 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

Tulsa Individuals

T1.    Olivia Jackson               72-69=141

T15.  Johanna Samuelsson       76-72=148

T39.  Nicole Marquardt           77-78=155

T64.  Anneke Strobach            82-80=162

ORU Individuals
T21 – Kennedy Ishee – 73-77—150
T50 – Rebecca Hnidka – 75-82—157
T54 – Natalie Mattison – 80-78—158
T56 – Annie Lacombe – 82-77—159
67 – Beatriz Garcia – 83-82—165

Top-5 Individuals

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)

  1. Gabby Barker, Texas Tech              73-70=143 (+3)




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