NORMAN, Okla. —- Oklahoma State moved up to third with a strong final round, while host Oklahoma dropped from second to sixth and Tulsa moved up a spot from 10th to ninth at the conclusion of the the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club on Monday.
OSU’s combined 54-hole score of 833 twas the team’s lowest total since the Jim West Challenge in the fall of 2021. The third-place finish for the Cowgirls gives them 18 consecutive top-3 finishes in regular season tournaments dating back to October of 2020.
Clemence Martin, in her first tournament action since an injury in March, led the Cowgirls all weekend as she shot a 3-under 67 on Monday to finish 8-under on her way to a tie for third-place finish. A sophomore, her weekend marked multiple personal bests, including the highest tournament finish and the best 54-hole score of her young career.
Martin carded 16 birdies in her three rounds of work, good for second most among the field in Norman.
Rina Tatematsu shot 4-under 66, which equaled her previous career-low 18-hole score. Her resilient final round led to a tie for 20th at even-par.
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard finished the tournament in a tie for 20th at even-par, as well, after a final round of 68. A junior, she birdied the first four holes of the day to start her final 18 holes. Han-Hsuan Yu and Hailey Jones rounded out the starting lineup for the Cowgirls in Norman, finishing the tournament in ties for 38th and 68th, respectively. Yu and Jones both posted rounds of 73 on Monday.
For Oklahoma, freshman Raychel Nelke recorded a team-low 2-under 68 as the Sooners finished sixth at even par 840. OU shot 2-over 282 in the final round..
Nelke, who posted rounds of 71-70 over the weekend, fired her first under par round as a Sooner. The freshman from Pocola, Okla., recorded back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth holes. She dropped a stroke on the seventh and responded with a birdie on the ninth to complete her front nine 2-under 34.
Nelke drained a birdie on the par 3 139-yard 11th hole to move to 3-under. She dropped a stroke on the 18th hole and finished the tournament 1-under 209. Nelke tied for 15th.
Mikhaela Fortuna led the Sooners through the three-day 54-hole tournament, tying for 10th. She recorded rounds of 66-71-70 and finished 3-under 207.
Fortuna recorded a bogey on the fourth hole and was 1-over through seven. She propelled herself back to under par with back-to-back birdies to close out the front nine. Fortuna moved back to even after a bogey on the 18th hole.
Maria Fernanda Martinez matched Fortuna on the day, recording an even par 70. Martinez opened her round with a bogey on one and moved back to even after a birdie on the 12th. She parred her last six holes and tied for 57th.
Savannah Barber recorded a 4-over 74 and tallied two birdies on the front nine. She recorded a 2-over 38 on the front nine and a 2-over 36 on her final nine holes. Barber tied for 32nd. Meagan Winans concluded her tournament with a 7-over 77 and tied for 74th with a 12-over 222.
Tulsa finished in ninth place aftere a final round 281 for a 7-over par 847.
Sophomore Lovisa Gunnar shot a 2-under par 68 for a 209 final sore to finish in 15th place, while fellow sophomore Sydney Seigel had a round of 1-under par 69 and finished with a 20th-place score of 210.
A trio of freshmen rounded out the scoring for the Hurricane, with all three scoring solid rounds. Grace Kilcrease had a round of 71 for a final score of 212 to place 32nd overall. Emily Boehrer and Jenni Roller each recorded rounds of 73 as Boehrer finished in 49th place at 216 and Roller had a 221 final score for 68th place.
Florida State held on to capture the tournament title with a score of 12-under par 828.
Tulsa will be in action next at the Barbara Nicklaus Cup next Monday-Tuesday, October 3-4 in Dublin, Ohio, before hosting the Dale McNamara Invitational, Oct.10-11, at Cedar Ridge Country Club.