ARGYLE, Texas – The Oklahoma State women’s golf team pulled away from the field after carding the second lowest round in school history and will enter Monday’s final round at The Bruzzy with a 14-stroke lead at Lantana Golf Club.
The Cowgirls shot 15-under 273 in the afternoon round, which is the second-lowest score ever by an OSU team and the best since firing a 268 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in 2008.
Oklahoma State is 19-under for the event, which is 14-strokes ahead of the hosts, North Texas, with 18 holes to play. The Cowgirls are looking for their second consecutive victory after winning the Mountain View Collegiate in Saddlebrooke, Arizona last week.
Lianna Bailey was the catalyst behind OSU’s run up the leaderboard. The junior posted a 3-under 69 in the morning and a 6-under 66 in the afternoon – tied for the tournament record – and will carry a 2-stroke lead into the final 18 holes. The Leicester, England native is gunning for her second victory of the season after winning the Kissing Tree Invitational on Nov. 2.
Bailey will have to content with Cowgirl freshman Maddison Hinson-Tolchard over the final 18 holes. Hinson-Tolchard is tied for third place after posting round of 72-69 (-3) 141, and is only 6-strokes behind Bailey after a 4-birdie second round.
Han-Hsuan Yu is also in the top-10 after carding 73-70 (-1) 143, including a bogey free back-nine in the second round. The sophomore is tied for 10th on the leaderboard.
Freshman Rina Tatematsu also posted a 4-under bogey-free second round and is tied for 19th at 4-under. Hailey Jones is tied for 31st at 4-over par.
1. Oklahoma State (-19) 284-273-557
2. North Texas (-5) 287-284-571
3. Oklahoma (-1) 287-288-575
1. Lianna Bailey, Oklahoma State (-9) 69-66 – 135
2. Lauren Cox, North Texas (-7) 66-71 – 137
T3. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State (-3) 72-69 – 141
T3. Sara Kjellker, San Diego State (-3) 70-71 – 141
T3. Jess Yuen, Missouri (-3) 69-72 – 141
The Other Cowgirls
T10. Han-Hsuan Yu, Oklahoma State (-1) 73-70 – 143
T19. Rina Tatematsu, Oklahoma State (+1) 77-68 – 145
T31. Hailey Jones, Oklahoma State (+2) 70-76 – 146