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Big 12’s Run at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Ends

NCAA Womens Golf: NCAA Women's Golf Championship

The Big 12’s run is done after the fourth round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday.

The Texas Longhorns failed to make it out of stroke play and into the match play portion, which starts on Tuesday, while three individuals played out their final round as well.

Stanford won the stroke-play portion, followed by Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, Auburn, Florida State, San Jose State and Georgia. Those eight teams will start play in the match play portion on Tuesday morning, with the champion to be crowned on Wednesday.


Texas, which was in 13th place to start the final round, had to make up at least 13 shots on the Top 8 to advance. Texas ended up making up five shots on eighth-place Georgia and it ended up remaining in 13th place overall.

Only one Texas individual finished in the Top 20, and that was Bohyun Park. She shot an even-par 72 on Monday, and with previous rounds of 76, 68 and 77, she came in with a four-round total of 293 to finish in a tie for 17th place.

Park was followed by Bentley Cotton (79-75-72-73—299), Sara Kouskova (77-73-78-73—301), Sophie Guo (77-79-74-71—301) and Brigitte Thibault (75-79-81-75—310).

Three Big 12 individual advanced to Monday’s final round, led by Iowa State’s Taglao Jeeravivitaporn, who finished in a tie for 17th after a final-round 72. With her previous rounds of 77, 71 and 73, she ended up with a four-round total of 293.

Two other Big 12 players advanced to the final round, even though their teams failed to do so. Oklahoma State’s Maddison Hinson-Tolchard finished in a tie for 31st (78-68-77-73—296) and Baylor’s Gurleen Kaur finished in a tie for 48th (74-78-69-77—298).

The men’s NCAA Tournament begins later this week.

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