OSU women’s team moves up leaderboard, needs solid final round for NCAA berth

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Tuesday was moving day at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional, and that’s exactly what the Oklahoma State women’s golf team did.

The Cowgirls combined for 14 birdies to leap four spots up the leaderboard, and will head into Wednesday’s final round at the UNM Championship Course in seventh place (+14 304-286 – 590) and just two strokes behind the cut line to advance to the NCAA Championships.

After tomorrow’s final round, the low six teams and the low three individuals not on those teams at each of the four NCAA Regional sites (for a total of 24 teams and 12 individuals) advance to the national championships, which are being hosted at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois on May 19-24.

Top ranked Stanford is currently atop the team leaderboard at 3-under 573. Cardinal Albane Valenzuela is in first place in individual play at 4-under 140.

Cowgirl Linnea Johansson shot an even-par 72 for the day to move her into a tie for 45th place. She jumped up 18 places on the individual leaderboard.

Alexis Sadeghy is tied for 31st with at 4-over 148, while Chih-Min Chen is at 8-over 152 and in a tie for 51st place.

Oklahoma State is slated to tee off the final round of the regional on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Central, and the live leaderboard will be available through Golfstat.com.


Team Leaderboard
1. Stanford (-3) 290-283 – 573
2. Pepperdine (+1) 287-290 – 577
3. Southern California (+4) 295-285 – 580

7. Oklahoma State (+14) 304-286 – 590

Individual Leaderboard
1. Albane Valenzuela, Stanford (-4) 71-69 – 140
T2. Julianne Alvarez, Washington (-3) 72-69 – 141
(IND) T2. Martina Edberg, CSU Fullerton (-3) 73-68 – 141

Oklahoma State
T20. Kenzie Neisen (+2) 77-69 – 146
T27. Maddie McCrary (+3) 77-70 – 147
T31. Alexis Sadeghy (+4) 73-75 – 148
T45. Linnea Johansson (+6) 78-72 – 150
T51. Chih-Min Chen (+8) 77-75 – 152

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