Three Big 12 women’s golf teams will advance to the NCAA Championship held May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas all earned bids to the championship after finishing in the top eight of their regionals.
The Sooner women fired an ever par 288 in Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Central Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship for the seventh time. Last year, the Sooners tied for sixth place, matching their best finish in school history. OU’s second-place finish was led by Emily Collins and Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who both finished in a tie for second place individually with a three-day total of 211 (5-under-par).
Oklahoma State carded its second-consecutive round of 287 on Saturday at the NCAA East Regional to finish in a tie for third place at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. The Cowgirls will make their first NCAA Championship appearance since 2010. OSU’s Julie Yang earned a top 10 after firing her low round of the event. The freshman carded a 69 during her third round to finish at 4-under 212 and climbed eight spots into seventh place.
Also advancing from the East Regional was Texas, who fired a final round 291 (3-over-par) to record a fifth-place finish and advance to its fifth NCAA Championship in the last six seasons. Senior Madison Pressel carded her first under-par tournament of the season at 2-under 214 to lead Texas on the individual leaderboard. Her 11th place finish marks a career-best in three regional championship appearances.
The top eight squads and two individuals from the three regionals earned berths to the national championship.