Fierro leads Cowgirls to third, OU’s Screen only player under par Friday

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STILLWATER – Isabella Fierro tallied the seventh top-10 finish of her career with a 5 over 221, leading the Cowgirls to a third-place finish at the Cowgirl Classic at Karsten Creek.

Fierro ended OSU’s first home event since 2018 in a tie for third place after a final-round 74. The sophomore All-American finished the event with 11 birdies and a 4.67 average on par-5 holes – both second among all competitors.

As a team, the Cowgirls shot 35-over 296 to finish with an 899 for the tournament. OSU battled blustery weather conditions on Friday and settled into the leaderboard behind Baylor (891) and Texas Tech (892). Baylor’s Elodie Chapelet took home the individual title with a 1-under 216.

A total of six birdies and a 4.17 average on par-4 holes led Hailey Jones to a 12th place finish at 9-over par. A 73 on the day for Lianna Bailey pushed her into a tie for 20th place, her best tournament finish of the season, as she carded a 16 over 232.

Maja Stark finished her debut event at 11-over par and in a tie for 14th place, while Rina Tatematsu ended the event in a tie for 22nd place with a 233.

Competing as individuals, Angelica Pfefferkorn finished the tournament in a tie for 31st place with a 20-over 236. Jenna Solheim finished in 50th place at 135-over 351.

The Cowgirls will return to action in two weeks at the Kissing Tree Invitational in San Marcos, Texas on November 1-2.

Hannah Screen

The University of Oklahoma was unable to send a full team due to injuries and COVID-19 quarantines, but Hannah Screen notched her third-consecutive top-10 finish by shooting the day’s only round under par in miserable conditions Friday.

“The conditions were obviously tough today,” head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. “I thought Hannah (Screen) played really solid under these conditions. To finish under-par on the course today shows how mentally strong she was all day.”

Screen managed a 1-under 71 to finish tied for 10th. The junior transfer from Houston has now placed inside the top 10 at each of the Sooners’ three fall events, grabbing a sixth-place finish at the Schooner Fall Classic and third at the Longhorn Invitational. Ranked as the No. 10 golfer in the country per Golfweek, Screen is set to enter the spring season ranked inside the top 15 nationally.

“It feels great to prove to myself that I can be out there competing at the top every week,” Screen said. “I’ll take the confidence I earned this fall into the spring season, and I’m excited to work on my game for the next few months to get better.”

Senior Hannah Lee (232, +18) shot her tournament-low round of 74 on Friday morning to finish in a tie for 26th. The British Columbia, Canada, product has been a steady force for the Sooners over the past four seasons, notching her third event of the fall and 15th of her career. Her 29 pars at Karsten Creek ranked inside the top 15 at the event, as she played consistent golf against the conditions.

Rounding out the Sooners’ unattached lineup was redshirt senior Ellen Secor (245, +29) who fired rounds of 83-78-84 to grab 42nd at the Cowgirl.

Oklahoma now turns its attention to the offseason, where the team will prepare for a spring schedule that will be capped by the Big 12 and NCAA championships. The Sooners’ spring schedule will be released at a later date.

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