Oklahoma State sweeps titles at Big 12 Women's Golf Championships
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A year ago at this time, Oklahoma State was stinging by the news that its two top players, Caley McGinty and Isabella Fierro, were transferring out of the program.
It didn't take long for the Cowgirls to regain their accustomed place atop the Big 12 Conference as Greg Roberston's team won its second conference title in three years and 11th over on Sunday at the Dallas Athletic Club.
Behind medalist Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, No. 22 Oklahoma State finished at 4-over 868 to claim a seven-stroke victory over 11th-ranked Baylor while TCU (+12), Iowa State (+13) and Texas Tech (+16) rounded out the top-five.
It's a tournament Texas would like to put in its rearview mirror, as the 14th-ranked Longhorns struggled all week long before finishing in seventh place at 32-over par.
Oklahoma State placed itself in the driver's seat by firing a 10-under 278 in the second round, which gave the Cowgirls a precarious two-shot lead over Texas Tech heading into Sunday's final round. While the Red Raiders struggled to an 18-over final round, Oklahoma State's 8-over round of 868 was more than enough to hold off Baylor, TCU and Iowa State for the title.
At 4-under, Hinson-Tolchard shared the 36-hole lead with teammate Clemence Martin and Iowa State's Pimkwan Chookaew with one round left to play. The junior from Perth, Australia shot a final-round 72 to claim a one-stroke victory over Chookaew for her first win of the season and third of her career, the most recent coming at the NCAA Stillwater Regional in 2022.
It marks the second consecutive season an Oklahoma State golfer has earned Big 12 Conference medalist honors following Lianna Bailey's victory last season.
ABOUT THE Big 12 Women's Championship
54-hole women's championship of the Big 12
Conference. Team (best four scores out of five
each round) and individual competitions.
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