Above, Tulsa’s Lily Thomas with coach Annie Young
FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 7 Oklahoma State women’s golf finished tied for third at The Bruzzy at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, while the University of Tulsa finished seventh and the University of Oklahoma tied for ninth with Charlotte.
With the result, this season marked the first time OSU finished in the top-3 of each regular season tournament since the 1973-74 season when it finished first and second in its two tournaments.
The Cowgirls carded rounds of 285, 286 and 287 to finish 6-under and tied with Texas. Baylor finished first at 21-under followed by TCU in second at 9-under. All five Cowgirls finished in the top-25 individually.
Lianna Bailey led the Cowgirls at 4-under to finish tied for seventh. The tournament served as her best 54-hole score and finish of the season. Rina Tatematsu shot a 1-under and finished in 11th place. The Bruzzy was her return to the Cowgirl lineup for the first time since Feb. 2.
Hailey Jones and Han-Hsuan Yu tied for 13th at 1-over. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard rounded out the Cowgirl lineup tied for 21st at 3-over.
The Cowgirls will return to action at the Big 12 Championship in Hockley, Texas on April 22. Oklahoma State notably won its 10th Big 12 title and 24th conference championship last season to give OSU four more than any other league foe.
Tulsa finished in seventh place while junior Lilly Thomas finished in a tie for fifth place. Tulsa turned in scores of 284 and 286 for its final two rounds and had a 54-hole total of 9-over par 873. Thomas finished with two identical rounds of 3-under par 69 after a first-round score of 72 while finishing at 6-under par for her fifth-place finish.
Thomas’ top-5 performance was her second of the season and her fourth tournament finishing among the top 10.
In final round action, Tulsa also counted a 71 and two 73’s for its 2-under par final round of 286.Sophie Johnson scored a 70 and 71 for her final two rounds to post a 20th place total of 2-over par 218, while Lorena Tseng placed 42nd after her rounds of 78-72-73 for a 223 total score.
Tulsa freshmen Lovisa Gunnar and Sydney Seigel placed in a tie for 46th place with identical scores of 8-over par 224. Haley Greb finished in 74th place with a 236 final score.
Tulsa will be in action next Sunday-Tuesday, April 17-19, looking to defend its American Athletic Conference Championship at Pinehurst No. 6.
Maria Fernanda Martinez led the OU Sooners on the final day of The Bruzzy and Oklahoma women’s golf tied for ninth.
Martinez fired a 2-under 70 and recorded three birdies on the back nine. She dropped two strokes with a pair of bogeys but drained a birdie on her final hole of the tournament. Martinez tied for 20th and finished with a 2-over 218.
Hannah Screen dipped below par for her final 18 and tallied a 1-under 71. She finished the tournament tied for 28th and carded a 4-over 220. Libby Winans recorded a 4-over 76 in her final round and finished tied for 46th (8-over 224).
Mikhaela Fortuna fired the third-best OU round of the day, recording a 1-over 73. She tallied a bogie on her second hole and rattled off eight straight pars. Fortuna tallied her second bogie on the third and quickly responded with a birdie on the fourth. She finished 54th with a 10-over 226.
Meagan Winans finished The Bruzzy with her second-best round of the tournament. Winans shot a 4-over 76 and tallied a birdie on the 18th. She recorded a 15-over 231 and tied for 69th.
- Baylor 281-275-287=843
- TCU 286-293-276=855
T3. Oklahoma State 285-287-287=858
T3. Texas 294-286-278=858
- North Texas 295-287-283=864
- Iowa State 296-290-282=868
- Tulsa 303-284-286=873
- Tulane 291-289-298=878
T9. Oklahoma 301-293-290=884
T9. Charlotte 303-290-291=884
- Houston 300-300-288=888
- Texas Tech 300-299-292=891
- Kansas State 303-301-295=900
- Kansas 298-315-294=907