Oklahoma State, McGinty roll in Schooner Fall Classic, OU seventh, TU 11th

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NORMAN, Okla. – No. 3 Oklahoma State women’s golf closed out its second tournament team championship in as many tries to start the fall portion of its schedule on Monday with a victory at the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club. OSU shot a 5-under 275 in the final round at the par-70 6,112-yard course to secure the team title with a 20-stroke advantage over the second-place finisher.

The Cowgirls closed the tournament at 16-under as a team, while Caley McGinty secured the individual tournament title. She posted a 68 in the final round to finish the week at 8-under in the 54-hole tournament.

McGinty led the field in par-3 and par-4 scoring averaging 2.67 and 3.90, respectively.

Rina Tatematsu shot a 66 to close the tournament and secure a second-place finish at 4-under. She led the field in par-5 scoring, averaging 4.22.

OSU was one of just three schools to finish under par on Monday and the only to do so over the course of the tournament.

“Just overall a great weekend for everyone on the team,” head coach Greg Robertson said. “Especially for Caley and Rina to finish one and two. That was impressive. We had everyone in the top-20 and four in the top-10. Just solid golf. Just right from the start they came out firing.”

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard recorded her best finish as a Cowgirl. She closed the weekend tied for fifth after shooting a 70 in the final round to finish at even par over the 54-hole tournament.

Isabella Fierro finished tied for seventh, marking her ninth top-10 finish as a Cowgirl. She shot a 71 on Monday to finish the week at 1-over.

Clemence Martin finished tied for 15th at 3-over after shooting a 72 in the final round.

Competing individually, Han-Hsuan Yu finished tied for 54th after shooting a 75 on the day to finish the week at 13-over par.

Oklahoma State will continue its fall season at the Jim West Challenge in San Marcos, Texas on October 17.

Oklahoma finished seventh overall in the 15-team field, while Meagan Winans led the OU contingent with a 4-over 214 to finish tied for 22nd.

“It was a great opportunity to see where we are at and be able to play at home,” said Oklahoma women’s golf head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “We will take what we learned from this course and look forward to playing historic Medinah.”

The Sooners entered the final round eighth with M. Winans holding a 2-over 142 through the first 36 holes. Winans recorded a birdie on eight to finish even par on the front nine before a pair of bogeys to record a 2-over 72. She opened the tournament with her first career round in the 60s, firing a 69 on Sunday.

Hannah Screen continued to get better throughout the tournament, increasing her score until she reached even par on the final day. Screen tallied three birdies in the final round.

Mikhaela Fortuna tallied a 73 in the final round, improving one stroke from her second-round score to finish with a 217 on the par-70 course.

Maria Fernanda Martinez tallied a 73 in the final round and sunk birdies on both one and three to start the day.

Libby Winans recorded the second-best round of the day for the Sooners, firing a 1-over 71 with a pair of birdies on 10 and 11.

Nina Lang and Screen tied for the second-best OU score after firing a 216 over the 54-hole tournament.

Kaylee Vesely and Nieves Martin Torre completed their first tournament in the Crimson and Cream with Vesely tallying her best round of the tournament on the final day (76).

Tulsa finished 11th after a final round of 286 for a 54-hole total of 871.

Lilly Thomas and Lorena Tseng tied for 33rd place with final scores of 217. Thomas turned in an even-par 70 in the final round, while Tseng carded a final round 73 on Monday.

Senior Haley Greb scored a final round 77 for a 222 total score and 51st place. Freshmen Sydney Seigel and Lovisa Gunnar turned in solid rounds with counting scores for the Hurricane. Seigel had her best round in her first career tournament of 1-over 71, while Gunnar carded a final round of 72. Gunnar placed 61st with a 225 total, while Seigel placed 71st at 228.

Tulsa will host the Dale McNamara Invitational, Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 11-12, at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.

1.     Oklahoma State                 270-279-275=824
2.     Texas A&M                         280-288-276=844
3.     Baylor                                 279-292-277=848
T4.   Illinois                                 283-285-288=855
T4.   Florida State                       281-287-287=855
6.     TCU                                    284-289-288=861
7.     Oklahoma                           286-291-285=862
8.     UTSA                                  293-290-283=866
9.     Iowa State                           292-288-287=867
10.   Texas State                         287-287-294=868
11.   Tulsa                                   297-288-286=871
12.   North Texas                        295-292-289=876
13.   Houston                              296-291-293=880
14.   Kansas State                      299-293-291=883
15.   SMU                                    301-304-292=897


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