Cowgirl Golf set to open Stillwater area on Monday
STILLWATER, Okla. —- No. 1 seeded Oklahoma State women’s golf will host the NCAA Stillwater Regional May 9-11 at Karsten Creek Golf Club. Spectators are welcome to the three-day event and there will be no admission charge. Parking is available along the road leading to the golf course.
In November, the NCAA announced a move to a six-region format beginning with the spring championship. Each of the six regional venues will now feature 12 teams and six individuals, with the top four teams and top two individuals (not on a progressing team) qualifying for the championships, which will be held for the second consecutive year at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Raptor Course) in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 20-25.
With the move to six regional sites from the previous four-site format, 72 teams will still qualify for regional play, with the number of individuals not part of a progressing team increasing from 24 to 36.
- Oklahoma State (Host)
- Arizona State
- state of michigan
- NC status
- state of illinois
- Karsten Creek will play a par-72, 6,303-yard course for the tournament.
- Karsten Creek was built for OSU golf teams, and its purpose is to aid in the recruitment and development of future OSU stars. It was designed by Tom Fazio and honored as the best new public course for 1994 by Golf Digest Magazine. It spans 7,400 yards with SR1020 bentgrass greens and zoysia fairways. All holes were dug into the native oak trees surrounding Lake Louise.
- In the May 1998 issue of golf summaryKarsten Creek Golf Club received its first five-star rating, making the course one of 10 in the country to be so honored.
COWGIRL POST-SEASON STORY
- This season marks Oklahoma State’s 28th anniversaryand NCAA regional appearance.
- The Cowgirls are ready to compete to advance to their 23rd NCAA Championship.
- OSU finished third last season in the NCAA Stanford Regional at 3 of 855. It was their first playoff appearance under head coach Greg Robertson.
- Oklahoma State’s return to the NCAA championship last season was its first since 2016.
- Cowgirls’ 22 NCAA Championship trips tied for 10and the most in the country and second only to Texas among the top 12 contenders. OSU has seven top-5 NCAA finishes, including second-place finishes in 2004 and 2021.
- Oklahoma State opened the 2021-22 season with four straight wins in the fall, marking the first time in program history that it finished the fall season undefeated.
- OSU closed the regular season with a 109-13-1 (.890) record, including 25 wins over ranked opponents. The Cowgirls have never finished a tournament outside the top 3, the first time they had done so since finishing first and second in both tournaments in the 1973-74 season.
- The Cowgirls finished tied for second last week at the Big 12 tournament.
- Senior Lianna Bailey was crowned individual champion of the Big 12 tournament.
WATCH AND FOLLOW
- Live stats will be provided via golfstat.com, while updates will be on the team’s social media accounts as they become available.
- Han-Hsuan Yu appeared in eight tournaments this season for the Cowgirls, averaging 71.96 in 24 rounds. She notably finished in the top 15 in three consecutive tournaments.
- In his 11 appearances for Oklahoma State this season, Maddison Hinson-Tolchard averaged a score of 71.43 in 30 sets of work during his sophomore season. She notably won the Rapsodo Match In the Desert on January 23 and recorded nine top 20 finishes.
- Hailey Jones recorded his first collegiate tournament win at the Dale McNamara Invitational this season. Jones averaged 73.42 points in nine tournament appearances.
- Rina Tatematsu has been on the OSU lineup for seven tournaments this year averaging 72.00 in 19 rounds of work. She finished in the top 20 of those tournaments and top 10 in three of them.
- Lianna Bailey traveled with the Cowgirls to nine tournaments this season averaging 72.58 in 26 rounds. She earned six top-20 placings and was the 2022 Big 12 Championship Individual Champion.
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