Oklahoma State, Tulsa conclude seasons at NCAA Championship

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oklahoma State and Tulsa women’s golf teams capped their 2024 campaign separated by one shot Sunday at the NCAA Championships. OSU finished tied for 24th and Tulsa tied for 26th.

The Cowgirls closed its fourth straight appearance at nationals firing a 312 and concluded their three rounds of action with a 912. The top 15 teams, along with the top nine individuals not on an advancing team, moved to an additional day of stroke play on Monday, with Florida State securing the final team spot at 25-over 889 after three rounds.

Windier conditions and pin positions proved to be pivotal for the 30-team field on Sunday, with only one team, Stanford, going under par on the day. Scoring averages climbed throughout three rounds, with Sunday’s average standing at 76.44. By comparison, Friday’s scoring average was 74.10 and Saturday’s scoring average was 75.17.

Ellie Bushnell matched her best round of the tournament, carding a 75 in round-three action. Bushnell posted a birdie on her second hole of the day, hole No. 11, to cap her impressive freshman campaign.

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard put a close to her storied collegiate career on Sunday, signing a 76. Hinson-Tolchard finishes her playing career in Stillwater as one of the program’s most decorated golfers, earning Big 12 Player of Year Awards in 2022 and 2023, a First Team WGCA All-American nod in 2023 and the most career par-or-better rounds in program history with 72, among other accolades. She will claim immediate Epson Tour status upon turning professional.

Angelica Pfefferkorn also played her final round with Oklahoma State on Sunday with an 82. Pfefferkorn, who was awarded the NCAA Elite 90 Award earlier the week, became the first player in program history to start in more tournaments as a senior than her first three years combined during this year’s postseason.

Thitaporn Saithip finished the third round signing an 80, while Marta Silchenko posted an 81.

Tulsa’s Grace Kilcrease’s 21st place finish after three rounds advances her into the fourth-round competition on Monday, as the top nine players not on advancing teams will move to the final stroke play round to compete for the NCAA individual title.

The Hurricane shot a third-round score of 308 to finish with a 54-hole total score of 913, tying with North Carolina.

The tournament was Tulsa’s second straight NCAA Finals appearance and 29th showing at the national championship event.

Kilcrease finished the first 54 holes with a 2-over 218 total score. The sophomore turned in her second straight day of 1-under par 71 as she knocked in two birdie putts with just one bogey.

Sydney Seigel carded Tulsa’s second-best round of the day with a 77 for a 225 score and 71st place. Fellow junior Lovisa Gunnar finished in 132nd place with a score of 235 after shooting an 81 today.

Redshirt freshman Allyn Stephens and sophomore Jenni Roller placed 140th and 146th, respectively. Stephens ended with a total score of 237 and Roller ended the tournament at 240.

For the season, Tulsa won two tournament events, the Dale McNamara Invitational and the Nexus Collegiate, while finishing among the top-5 in five additional tournaments.

TULSA INDIVIDUALS

T21. Grace Kilcrease – 76-71-71=218 (+2)

T71. Sydney Seigel – 73-75-77=225 (+9)

T132. Lovisa Gunnar – 75-79-81=235 (+19)

T140. Allyn Stephens – 79-78-80=237 (+21)

T146. Jenni Roller – 80-77-83=240 (+24)

Cowgirl Leaderboard

T79. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard (+10) 68 – 82 – 76 – 226

T101. Ellie Bushnell (+13) 75 – 79 – 75 – 229

T106. Thitaporn Saithip (+14) 72 – 78 – 80 – 230

T114. Marta Silchenko (+15) 72 – 78 – 81 – 231

T144. Angelica Pfefferkorn (+22) 78 – 78 – 82 – 238

Team Leaderboard (Top 15 Teams Advance)

  1. Texas A&M (-10) 281 – 284 – 289 – 854
  2. Stanford (-9) 285 – 285 – 285 – 855
  3. LSU (-1) 289 – 286 – 288 – 863
  4. Clemson (+2) 280 – 293 – 293 – 866
  5. Northwestern (+9) 285 – 293 – 295 – 873
  6. UCLA (+10) 291 – 283 – 300 – 874

T7. Oregon (+12) 294 – 283 – 299 – 876

T7. Auburn (+12) 285 – 290 – 301 – 876

  1. Arkansas (+13) 288 – 290 – 299 – 877
  2. USC (+14) 299 – 283 – 296 – 878
  3. Duke (+19) 286 – 293 – 304 – 883
  4. Wake Forest (+20) 295 – 292 – 297 – 884
  5. Mississippi State (+21) 287 – 297 – 301 – 885
  6. Texas (+23) 299 – 286 – 302 – 887
  7. Florida State (+25) 287 – 302 – 300 – 889
  8. Arizona State (+26) 286 – 301 – 303 – 890

T17. Michigan State (+28) 288 – 305 – 300 – 892

T17. San Jose State (+28) 286 – 304 – 302 – 892

  1. Pepperdine (+29) 291 – 299 – 303 – 893
  2. Vanderbilt (+33) 300 – 295 – 302 – 897
  3. Baylor (+35) 300 – 295 – 304 – 899
  4. Oregon State (+36) 299 – 298 – 306 – 900
  5. South Carolina (+40) 296 – 297 – 311 – 904

T24. SMU (+48) 302 – 309 – 301 – 912

T24. Oklahoma State (+48) 287 – 313 – 312 – 912

T26. Tulsa (+49) 303 – 301 – 309 – 913

T26. North Carolina (+49) 301 – 304 – 308 – 913

  1. Virginia (+50) 301 – 307 – 306 – 914
  2. Purdue (+52) 295 – 312 – 309 – 916
  3. Ole Miss (+53) 299 – 297 – 321 – 917

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