Sooners, Cowgirls, Hurricane have ground to make up for NCAA berths

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Tulsa tied for fifth entering final round

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AUBURN, Ala. –– The Tulsa women golfers will head into Wednesday’s final round at the NCAA Auburn Regional seeking to finish among the top-5 finishers and advance to the NCAA Championship Finals.

On Tuesday, Tulsa carded a second straight day of 298 and sits in a fifth-place tie with Georgia at 20-over par 596 on the par-72, 6,456-yard Auburn University Club course.

Host and seventh-ranked Auburn has a firm hold on the lead with a 1-over par 577 score through two rounds. Six teams will enter Wednesday’s final round within seven strokes of each other to qualify for the final four automatic spots to the NCAA Championship. Houston is at 15-over par 591, followed by North Carolina (592), Oregon (595), Tulsa and Georgia (596) and South Carolina (598) to round out the top seven teams entering final round action.

Teeing off on hole 10 to start the day, Tulsa turned in an 11-over par score through their first nine holes while shooting 1-under par for their final nine holes.

Tulsa sophomore Grace Kilcrease and junior Sydney Seigel still are among the top-10 individuals. Kilcrease turned in Tulsa’s best round of the day with her second straight 1-over par 73 and sits in ninth place with a 146 total score. Seigel scored a 3-over par 75 for a 36-hole total of 147 for a 10th place tie.

Redshirt freshman Allyn Stephens turned in a 2-over par 74, improving four strokes from her first-round score. Stephens closed the day strong with two birdies on hole 7 and 8 for a 2-under par score on her final nine holes after playing her first nine holes at 4-over par.

Stephens and Lovisa Gunnar are tied for 31st place with scores of 8-over par 152, while Jennie Roller is tied for 50th at 159.

In addition to Stephens’ shooting 2-under par on her final nine holes, Kilcrease was 1-under on the back nine after a +2 on her first nine holes and Gunnar was also 1-under par on her last nine holes after finishing her first nine at 5-over par. After going 6-over par through the first seven holes, Gunnar rebounded with four straight birdie putts on holes 18, 1, 2 and 3.

Final round action on Wednesday as the top-5 teams will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 17-22, at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Cowgirls tied for seventh through 36 holes

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Oklahoma State women’s golf remains in contention for an NCAA Championship ticket, slotting tied for seventh after two rounds at Forest Akers Golf Course, while Maddison Hinson-Tolchard is on the individual podium tied for third.

The top five teams from each of the six regional sites will qualify for the NCAA Championship on May 17-22, advancing 30 team finalists to Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. In addition, the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional will also qualify.

The Cowgirls are tied with Kentucky and are fixed in a five-team battle for fourth and fifth, with fourth place and eighth place separated by five strokes. USC remains in the lead through two rounds at 6-under 570, while Northwestern and Pepperdine are two and three shots back of the Trojans, respectively.

Bailey Shoemaker of USC leads the solo leaderboard at 8-under 136, with Lauren Beaudreau, an individual of Notre Dame, trailing by one shot. Hinson-Tolchard and Jennifer Cai of Northwestern are knotted in third, with both 4-under after two rounds.

Hinson-Tolchard continued her steady play on Tuesday, signing a 2-under 70 to be in contention for individual honors entering the final round. The senior is one of seven in the field to shoot under par in both rounds and ranks top 10 in pars with 26.

Marta Silchenko stands tied for 20th after tallying a 2-over 74 in round-two action. Silchenko opened the day with a rough patch on hole Nos. 14 and 15, posting a bogey and double bogey, respectively, but managed to counter going 1-under the rest of the way.

Ellie Bushnell leads the team with 27 pars, good for third-best in the field, while posting a 1-over 73 to enter the final round tied for 32nd. Starting on hole No. 10, Bushnell caught her stride on No. 13, carding a birdie before logging two bogeys on the back nine.

Thitaporn Saithip followed up Bushnell with her own birdie on the par-5, 460-yard hole and used a trio of birdies to finish even on the day and place tied for 37th.

Angelica Pfefferkorn signed a 75 on Tuesday after carding an even front nine and a birdie to close the day.

The Cowgirls return to Forest Akers Golf Course for the final round tomorrow. Barring inclement weather, Oklahoma State will tee off at 9:10 a.m. CT on hole No. 1 with Kentucky and Augusta.

Live scoring of the 2024 NCAA East Lansing Regional is provided on GolfStat.com. For daily round-by-round coverage, follow along on okstate.com.

Sooners in sixth in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – Oklahoma women’s golf is sixth (3-over, 579) after 36 holes at the Las Vegas Regional at Spanish Trail Country Club.

Sophomore Savanah Barber remained tied for sixth (4-under, 140), firing a 3-under 69. Barber opened the tournament with a 1-under 71 on Monday and continued her steady play on Tuesday, recording eight pars and a birdie on the front nine. The Fort Worth, Texas, product drained her second birdie on the 12th before bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes. Barber ended her day with three consecutive birdies, recording the first round in the 60s by a Sooner. 

Sophomore Isabelle Schlick carded a 2-under 70 and tied for 13th (1-under, 143), tallying a 1-over 73 in the opening round. Schlick recorded birdies on the fourth and sixth holes before a one-stroke setback on the seventh, finishing the front nine 1-under 35. She tallied a birdie on the par-4 13th hole and moved to 2-under. Schlick recorded a bogey on the 15th hole and concluded the round with two pars and a birdie on the 18th. 

Junior Reagan Chaney tallied a 2-over 74 and tied for 25th (3-over, 147). The Ardmore, Okla., product recorded two birdies on the sixth and 18th holes, finishing her day with five consecutive pars before her second and final birdie. 

Sophomore Gracie Mayo and senior Nina Lang fired a 1-over 73, tallying two birdies each in the second round. Lang tied for 44th (6-over, 150), and Mayo tied for 51st (8-over, 152). 

The Sooners are one stroke back of Baylor (2-over, 578), four strokes behind Florida State (1-under 575) and five strokes back of UCLA (2-under, 574).


 

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