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Four Big 12 Teams Advance to NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

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Four Big 12 women’s golf teams are moving on to the NCAA Championships, led by Baylor’s victory at the Stillwater Regional on Wednesday.

Baylor and Oklahoma State advanced out of the Stillwater Regional, while Texas and TCU advanced out of the Albuquerque Regional. In addition, two Iowa State players — Ruby Chou and Taglao Jeeravivitaporn — advanced as individuals.

The NCAA Championships will be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 20-25.

 

Baylor ended up with a 14-shot victory after shooting an even-par third round of 288, which led the Bears to a three-day score of 1-over-par 865.

Arizona State finished second at 15-over-par 879. Oklahoma State, which hosted the regional, tied for third with Auburn, with both finishing with a 17-over-par 881.

Baylor ended up with a brilliant final day, as Gurleen Kaur, Britta Snyder and Rosie Belsham all finished in a tie for second, each shooting a 214. Kaur wrapped up her tournament with a final-round 72, while Snyder and Belsham each shot a 71.

Addie Baggarly fired a final-round 74 for a three-round total of 223, while Hannah Karg shot a final-round 77 with a three-round total of 232.

 

Oklahoma State’s Maddison Hinson-Tolchard won the individual portion of the event with a three-round total of 212, punctuated by a final-round 69. Han-Hsuan Yu (74-76-74—224), Rina Tatematsu (74-74-77—225), Lianna Bailey (76-81-71—228) and Hailey Jones (82-77-73—232) helped get the Cowgirls out of regionals.

Texas finished with a 1-under-par 863 for the Albuquerque Regional, finishing three shots behind Florida, which finished 4-under-par 860. Georgia finished third with an 866 while TCU finished fourth with an 874, one shot ahead of Florida, which finished fifth. Oklahoma was also in the regional and finished ninth with an 895.

Bentley Cotton (68-75-73—216) led the way for the Longhorns to finish in a tie for sixth place overall. Bohyun Park (76-72-70—218) and Sara Kouskova (73-72-73—218) each finished in a tie for 11th place. Brigitte Thibault (72-78-70—220) finished in a tie for 17th while Sophie Guo (74-71-77—222) finished in a tie for 25th.

 

TCU’s Sabrina Iqbal (68-73-72—213) finished in a tie for third overall. Caitlyn Macnab (72-71-74—217) slipped into the Top 10 with a tie for eighth. Lois Lau (77-71-75—223) finished in a tie for 33rd, Valeria Pacheco (76-76-72—224) tied for 37th and Trinity King (76-77-73—226) tied for 45th.

Oklahoma’s players included Hannah Screen (71-74-72—217), Libby Winans (75-77-72—224), Mikhaela Fortuna (76-75-74—225), Maria Fernanda Martinez (77-78-75—230) and Meagan Winans (79-77-76—232).

Chou and Jeeravivitaporn slipped into the NCAA Championships as they were the top two finishers not attached to an advancing team. USC won the regional, followed by LSU, Stanford and Purdue.

 

Chou finished seventh (68-73-70—211) while Jeeravivitaporn was tied for 10th (71-71-71—213).

The Cyclones as a team finished ninth, with Liyana Durisic (74-74-76—224), Warda Rawof (74-76-79—229) and Charley Jacobs (83-77-81—241). The Cyclones had a three-round total of 25-over-par 877.

Texas Tech rallied to finish in a tie for seventh with Kentucky, as the Lady Raiders shot a final-round 288 to finish with a three-round total of 23-over-par 875.

The Lady Raiders included Anna Dong (76-71-70—217), Amy Taylor (73-70-75—218), Gala Dumez (72-75-72—219), Chiara Horder (74-78-71—223) and Cecilie Nielsen (76-76-77—229).

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