Sooners, Cowgirls, Hurricane to compete in The Match Play at Jimmie Austin OU

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Oklahoma women’s golf hosts The Match Play at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (par 72, 6,488 yards) April 8-9. The two-day tournament features 18 holes of stroke play and three rounds of match play.

Sophomores Savannah Barber, Isabelle Schlick, Gracie Mayo, junior Reagan Chaney and senior Nina Lang will represent the Sooners. Freshman Holly McLean and senior Kaylee Vesely will compete as individuals.

Oklahoma wrapped up The Bruzzy on Sunday, March 31 and tied for fifth (35-over, 875) at Dornick Hills Country Club.

Chaney entered the final 18 tied for first and finished the two-day tournament tied for fourth (2-over, 212), shooting a 5-over 75 to conclude the event. Chaney tallied three bogeys in her first four holes and responded with back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes. The Ardmore, Okla., product fired a 1-over 35 on the front nine and finished the back nine 4-over 40.

Mayo tied for 27th (12-over, 222) and recorded the best round by a Sooner on Sunday, finishing 2-over 72. Mayo opened the final round with a bogey on the sixth and eighth holes before her first birdie on the 11th hole. She suffered a one-stroke setback on the 15th and 18th holes, wrapping up the back nine 1-over 37. Mayo concluded the round with three pars and a birdie on the par-4 third hole.

Lang tied for 35th (13-over, 223), recording rounds of 72-77-74.  Lang recorded her lone birdie of the round on the seventh hole.

Barber ans Schlick finished 39th (14-over, 224) and tied for 48th (7-over, 77), respectively. Schlick shot 7-over 77 and recorded two birdies on the sixth and seventh holes. Barber finished 8-over 78 with two birdies.

McLean competed as an individual and tied for 54th (20-over, 230).

The Match Play at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Monday, April 8 (18 holes, match play round one)
Tuesday, April 9 (match play rounds two and three)
Location: Norman
Course: Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Live Results: Live Scoring
Oklahoma Lineup:
1. Savannah Barber
2. Isabelle Schlick
3. Gracie Mayo
4. Reagan Chaney
5. Nina Lang
IND. Holly McLean, Kaylee Vesely

THE FIELD (Eight Teams)
Kansas State, Houston, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Tulane and Tulsa.

Both days of competition will be played at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (par 72, 6,448 yards) in Norman.

The two-day tournament will start with 18 holes of stroke play to determine seeding for the three rounds of match play. The eight teams will tee off on Monday, April 8 at 8 a.m. and play the first matches that afternoon. The tournament concludes with two additional rounds of match play on Tuesday, April 9.

Live scoring and final results will be posted on

The Cowgirls head back to Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club less than three weeks after surmounting a two-point deficit to defeat Oklahoma, 5.5-3.5, in the return of the Bedlam Cup. Monday will tee off the Cowgirls’ second match-play tournament this season, with both coming at The Jimmie.

Meet the Cowgirls (5):

Ellie Bushnell, Marta Silchenko, Thitaporn Saithip, Angelica Pfefferkorn, Sammie Miller

Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Individuals (2):

Ashton Begley, Jenna Solheim

A Week To Remember

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard will miss The Match Play at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club after playing at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this past week.

After three years of climbing the WAGR, Hinson-Tolchard made her debut in the fifth edition of ANWA this past Wednesday. Hinson-Tolchard, a native of Perth, Australia, served as the lone representative of Australia and as the fifth Cowgirl in the last four years to compete at the event.

After two rounds, Hinson-Tolchard missed Thursday’s 36-hole cut line, which settled at 3-over, after finishing 8-over with rounds of 74 and 78 at Champions Retreat Golf Club. However, she teed up for her first time at Augusta National this past Saturday with the 72-player field in ANWA’s closed practice round.

Familiar Grounds

Oklahoma State enters Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on familiar grounds after notching a comeback 5.5-3.5 win over Oklahoma on March 22 in Norman to claim the sixth Bedlam Cup.

After trailing by two team points with four singles matches on the board, the Cowgirls needed three wins to tie and all four matches to win the event outright. With 3&2 wins from Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Marta Silchenko, the Cowgirls recouped some distance before Angelica Pfefferkorn won 1UP to hand OSU its first lead of the day.

After a 30-minute stoppage after Thitaporn Saithip’s tee shot neared a fairway bunker on hole No. 17, the sophomore sealed play to win 2UP.

“I think right now we kind of keep coming closer to the point where we’re going to win,” Saithip said. “Right now, everybody is working so hard every single day. So I feel like this event built confidence in each other.”


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