Fierro wins, OSU takes third, TU seventh in Columbia Classic

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Oklahoma State women’s golf’s Isabella Fierro won the individual title at the Columbia Classic presented by Moon Golf at Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla., on Monday. Fierro shot two on-par rounds to finish 2-under in the tournament.

With her victory, the Cowgirls have started the spring portion of their schedule with back-to-back individual champions after Maddison Hinson-Tolchard completed the feat in the first tournament of the semester.

Oklahoma State finished third at 20-over as a team while the University of Tulsa placed seventh, paced by Lilly Thomas in sixth place.

The Cowgirls shot back-to-back rounds of 292 at the par-72, 6,357-yard layout. Virginia Tech won the team title with a 289 in the first round to finish 16-over. Texas Tech finished in second place at 17-over.

“I think this is a week that we can learn and grow from,” head coach Greg Robertson said. “We played well enough to win, but a few course management mistakes in those tough conditions cost us in the end. But those are some things that can easily get corrected.

“We’re really proud of Isabella for winning the individual title. She has been very close to winning over the last year and a half, and it was great to see her close it out today.”

Hinson-Tolchard finished in a tie for 10th place at 5-over and had the second-best par-4 scoring of the tournament. Lianna Bailey shot a 69 in the second round to finish 7-over and in a tie for 15thplace.

Clemence Martin tied for 22nd at 10-over. To round out the Cowgirl lineup, Rina Tatematsu finished 19-over and tied for 48th.

The Cowgirls return to action on Feb. 21 at the Icon Invitational in Humble, Texas.

Tulsa carded a final round 309 for a 903 total.  After a two-round 2-under par score heading into the day, Thomas turned in a final round 5-over 77 to finish with a 219 score, five strokes behind Fierro.

Tulsa’s Lovisa Gunnar shot a final round 78 for a 24th place total score of 227, while Haley Greb was one stroke back to finish the tournament in 27th place with a 228 score after carding the best round of the day for Tulsa at 76.

Sophie Johnson finished in 35th place at 229 and Lorena Tseng was 74th with a score of 252.

Tulsa will be in action next at the at the Trinity Forest Invitational, March 7-8.

TEAM RESULTS

  1. Virginia Tech            289-293-298=880
  2. Texas Tech               289-291-301=881
  3. Oklahoma State       292-292-300=884
  4. Illinois                       295-288-303=886
  5. Georgia                    296-291-301=888
  6. Northwestern          299-297-302=898
  7. Tulsa                         303-291-309=903
  8. Purdue                     301-299-312=912
  9. Yale                          298-311-316=925
  10. Princeton                 299-317-311=927
  11. Boston U.                 304-304-330=938
  12. Columbia                  314-311-322=947
  13. Albany                      323-316-326=965
  14. Dartmouth               323-316-336=974

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