Cowgirls In Fifth After First Day In Norman

This page was created programmatically, to read the article in its original location you can go to the link bellow:
https://okstate.com/news/2022/9/24/cowgirl-golf-cowgirls-in-fifth-after-first-day-in-norman.aspx
and if you want to remove this article from our site please contact us


NORMAN, Okla. —- Oklahoma State women’s golf completed the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club on Saturday afternoon, finishing the day in fifth after recording a combined (-5) 275.
 
The Cowgirls will be back in action at the par-70 course tomorrow morning for the second round. The leaderboard is tightly contested, as 11 of the 16 teams competing this weekend ended the action under-par.
 
Oklahoma State currently trails the leader, Florida State, by eight strokes, and owns a slim one-shot advantage over sixth-place Illinois.
 
“We had some good scores,” head coach Greg Robertson said following the round. “I think we just got to eliminate some of the double-bogeys and the mistakes that could be avoidable. It’s a solid start. We’ll get a little bit done this afternoon and be ready for tomorrow.”
 
In her first tournament since an injury cut her freshman season short last March, Clemence Martin fired a stellar 66 and ended up in a tie for fifth. A sophomore, she led the field in par-5 scoring, going four-under on such holes, and carded an eagle to cap off the front nine.
 
That mark of 66 tied for the best 18-hole score of Martin’s young career and is the lowest posted by a Cowgirl so far this season.
 
“I was so excited,” Martin explained. “It’s been weeks and I’ve been waiting for this tournament… It feels very good to be back.”
 
Her return did not go unnoticed by Robertson and the Cowgirls.
 
“She picked up right where she left off last year,” he said. “That’s the one thing we’ve really missed over the last six months with her being out of the lineup. It’s good to see her back.”
 
Juniors Maddison Hinson-Tolchard and Rina Tatematsu both shot opening rounds of 68, good for a pair of tied for 16th finishes after the opening day.
 
Hinson-Tolchard entered the weekend coming off yet another top-10 finish at the team’s season-opening Carmel Cup, and her performance on Saturday marked the 11th time she has shot a round in the 60s in her career.
 
Meanwhile, Tatematsu utilized a strong back-nine push, in which she was bogey-free while also sinking three birdies. Her 68 was her best 18-hole score since the East Lake Cup last October.
 
Han-Hsuan Yu and Hailey Jones rounded out the Cowgirl lineup, shooting rounds of 73 and 74, respectively.
 
Freshmen Thitaporn Saithip and Cecilie Leth-Nissen also competed Saturday afternoon as individuals. Saithip carded an opening-round 67 and ended the day in a tie for ninth, while Leth-Nissen posted a 74.
 
This weekend, Oklahoma State will be looking for the program’s second consecutive, and fourth overall, victory at the Schooner Fall Classic.
 
The second round begins tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Live results will be available at golfstat.com.
 
For more information on the Cowgirls, check back with okstate.com.
 


This page was created programmatically, to read the article in its original location you can go to the link bellow:
https://okstate.com/news/2022/9/24/cowgirl-golf-cowgirls-in-fifth-after-first-day-in-norman.aspx
and if you want to remove this article from our site please contact us

Leave a Reply

You have to agree to the comment policy.

4 + 6 =