Tulsa slips into tie for fourth, OSU third in respective regionals

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WESTFIELD, Ind. – The Tulsa women’s golf team finished second round action at the NCAA Indiana Regional Tuesday in a fourth-place tie with a 36-hole total of 571 at the par-72 Club of Chatham Hills.

After yesterday’s tournament leading round of 279, Tulsa scored 292 today for its 5-under par tournament total. The Hurricane was led by sophomore Sydney Seigel’s 3-under par 69 with birdie putts on holes No. 7, 10 and 12 while playing the remaining 15 holes even for the day.ddsssd

“We didn’t have our best stuff today, but fortunately we’re in the mix,” said Tulsa head coach Annie Young. “I saw a lot of good stuff out on the course today. Sydney had an exceptional day.”

The nation’s 5th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs turned in a round of 13-under par 275 for to take over the lead at 555 for the first 36 holes. Oregon State shot two-stroke below MSU at 11-under and sits in second place at 563. Vanderbilt (569), Virginia (571) along with Tulsa (571) round out the top-5 teams.

The final 18 holes will be played on Wednesday with the top-5 teams advancing to the championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 19-24. A total of seven teams enter the final round with under par scores.

“We’ll have pressure tomorrow, but that’s part of it. It’s what we’ve trained for, we’ll have to manage our emotions and game tomorrow. We’re very confident that we can do that,” said Young. “If you’d say at the start of the week that we’d be one under the cut line going into the final day would we take it, absolutely.

Seigel’s round of 69 today moved her into 8th place at 140 after Monday’s opening score of 71. “Sydney played really solid today, made good decisions, was mature and handled her business on the course. Whether she has her best stuff or not she’ll compete until the end,” said Young.

Freshman Grace Kilcrease turned in a score of 1-over par 73 with four birdie putts and sits in 13th place with a 2-under par 142 total score.

Freshman Jenni Roller and senior Lilly Thomas each carded rounds of 75 to count for the team score. Roller is in 33rd place at 2-over par 146, while Thomas sits in 43rd place with a 4-over 148 total.

Tulsa sophomore Lovisa Gunnar also is in 33rd place at 146, after going 6-over par on her first nine holes, Gunnar regrouped and birdied three of the final six holes to finish even par on her final nine holes.

Tulsa will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals for the first time since 2007-08 season.


Cowgirls third in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO – Fourth-seeded Oklahoma State women’s golf battled harsh weather conditions to land in third after the second round at the NCAA San Antonio Regional at TPC San Antonio on Tuesday.

The Cowgirls combined for a 5-over 293, two strokes better than their score from Monday. Top-seeded Texas A&M closed its round strong to take the team lead, while second-place SMU holds a 3-shot advantage over OSU.

Following a 53-minute weather delay early in the round, the Cowgirls settled in nicely on the back nine, shooting 4-under as a team and combining for nine birdies.

With just 18 holes of play remaining, Oklahoma State owns a comfortable 11-stroke edge over sixth-place Denver. On Wednesday, the Cowgirls will be looking to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championship for the third straight season, as the top five teams from each regional site qualify for a spot in Scottsdale.

Clemence Martin continued her strong postseason with a 2-under 70 at the 6,342-yard course to finish the day tied for second, four shots behind UTSA’s Camryn Carreon. She carded four more birdies on Tuesday, bringing her total to eight on the week.

The sophomore is in good position for second consecutive top-10 outing after finishing tied for third at the Big 12 Championship in late April and will also be playing for her first victory as a Cowgirl.

Rina Tatematsu fired a 3-under 69, her best 18-hole score since the Schooner Fall Classic in September, skyrocketing her all the way up to a tie for seventh. Tatematsu surrendered just one bogey on the day and ended the round well with two birdies in her final three holes. Additionally, her score was just the third sub-70 round recorded at the tournament thus far.

The junior will be aiming for her highest finish of the season and the 10th top-10 of her career.

After beginning the day as a co-leader, Thitaporn Saithip shot a 6-over 78 to move to a tie for 20th. The freshman leads the squad with nine birdies on the week and has now played 13 counting rounds in a row.

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard signed off on a 4-over 76 and is tied for 36th with a round remaining. Hinson-Tolchard found her groove as the day went on, shooting a bogey-free back nine and nailing a birdie on the final hole.

The junior is looking for a bounce back third round to continue her streak of top-20 results, which currently sits at nine.

Han-Hsuan Yu rounded out the Cowgirl lineup with a 7-over 79, ending the day tied for 47th.

The Cowgirls are scheduled to tee off on hole No. 1 for the third round tomorrow at 9:06 a.m. CT alongside the Aggies and Mustangs.

Live scoring will once again be available on GolfStat.com, while updates for the Cowgirls will also be on the team’s social media as they become available.

For more information on the Cowgirls, continue to check back with okstate.com and follow @OSUcowgirlgolf on Twitter.

Team Standings
1. Texas A&M – 295-286 (+5)
2. SMU – 296-289 (+9)
3. Oklahoma State – 295-293 (+12)
4. Pepperdine – 299-292 (+15)
5. Auburn – 304-290 (+18)
6. Denver – 302-297 (+23)
7. New Mexico – 298-302 (+24)
8. UCLA – 298-305 (+27)
9. Sam Houston – 308-299 (+31)
10. UL Monroe – 311-304 (+39)
11. Illinois – 317-303 (+44)
12. Missouri State – 314-327 (+65)

Top Individuals
1. Camryn Carreon, UTSA – 71-67 (-6)
T2. Mackenzie Lee, SMU – 72-70 (-2)
T2. Clemence Martin, Oklahoma State – 72-70 (-2)
T2. Zoe Campos, UCLA – 70-72 (-2)

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