Three Big 12 women’s golf programs made history at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship that wrapped at the Tulsa Country Club Friday. Oklahoma led after the first two rounds and finished fourth - the highest finish for the Sooners in program history. OU was one over par in the final round and finished 17 shots behind first place Duke.
The Sooners recorded their best score of the event in Friday’s final round, a 1-over-par 281, bringing their four-round total to 1,147 (+27). As one of the top four teams, OU received an NCAA team trophy.
Iowa State shot a final-round 290 to finish 23rd at the Championship this afternoon. The Cyclones ended their first-ever appearance at the NCAA national tournament with a 72-hole 1186 total. The 290 today was the best round of the week for the Cyclones. Head coach Christie Martens was happy with the quick start this morning.
Cyclone junior Chonlada Chayanun posted a 72 this morning to finish in a tie for seventh at 282. Her top-10 finish automatically earns her spot on the WGCA Honorable Mention All-America team. It marks the first time a Cyclone earned All-America honors under the NCAA banner (Barb Thomas was an AIAW All-American in 1980).
Kansas concluded its historic season with a 24th-place finish at the NCAA’s. The Jayhawks shot a 292 (+12) Friday, its lowest round of the four-day championship which also tied for its fourth-lowest round of the season. Overall, KU finished the four-day event at 1,201 (+81).
Baylor’s Hayley Davis, playing as an individual, got in on the record making. After an opening round 79, Davis shot a 68 in the third round and a five-under 65 Friday. That broke the school record for an NCAA round that she set on Thursday.