Cowgirl Golf Set For Regional Play

Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team will resume play this week when it travels to Notre Dame, Indiana for the Central Regional. The 54-hole event will consist of 18 holes each day beginning with Thursday’s first round and concluding on Saturday. The 16th-seeded Cowgirls will be paired with No. 17 seed North Texas and 18th-seeded Wisconsin during the first round. The trio will begin on the No. 10 tee at 12:30 p.m. () at the par-72, 6,208-yard layout. The top eight teams and two individuals not on those qualifying teams will advance to the Championship, which will be held in Bryan, Texas at Traditions Golf Club from May 18-21. Live scoring for the event will be available at

In Regional Play
The Cowgirls are competing in their 19th consecutive regional, and have advanced to the Championships 12 times, including 10 consecutive, through regional play. The Cowgirls have finished in the top five in their last six regional appearances and nine of their last 10. claimed its first-ever regional title in 2007 at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah. This season marks ’s sixth appearance in the Central Regional. has competed at the West Regional on 12 occasions and the East Regional once. The Cowgirls finished fourth at the 2001 Central Regional, fifth in 2002 and 2006 before finishing fourth in 2009 and fifth a year ago.

Regional Rewind … 2010 Central Regional
For the 10th consecutive year, the Cowgirls advanced to the Championship after advancing through the Central Regional with a fifth-place finish at Otter Creek Golf Club. The Cowgirls closed play at the par-72, 6,417-yard layout with a 324 team score to finish with a 54-hole tally of 937. Their 73-over total was two shots ahead of Florida State and Oregon and just one shot behind New Mexico for fourth place. Southern California finished atop the leaderboard at 907 and was followed by runner-up Arizona State at 915 and Purdue at 931. Kent State finished eighth at 940 to grab the final qualifying spot. Kent State’s Martina Gavier used a 72 during her final round to move from third into first place at 219. Her 3-over total put her two shots clear of the field. A pair of Cowgirls earned top-five finishes with Caroline Hedwall and Victoria Park tying Purdue’s Thea Hoffmeister for fourth place at 226. Hedwall, the 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year, posted a 76 during her final round, while Park closed with an 80 to get to her 10-over total. For Hedwall, the finish extended her string of consecutive top-four showings to seven. The sophomore has not finished outside the top four during the spring season and has won three times during that stretch. A freshman from Irvine, Calif., Park wrapped up her second-straight top five after finishing third at the Big 12 Championship in her last start. Hillary Wood’s closing 82 gave her a 242 total and tied her for 68th place. Courtney McKim posted an 86 to finish one shot behind her classmate at 243 and tied for 70th. Eyglo Oskarsdottir rounded out the lineup with an 87 to finish tied for 106th place at 259.

What 2 Watch 4
This year marks the third year in a row will compete in the Central Regional … has placed in the top five in the regional in each of the past six years … the event will mark the first-ever regional start for four of OSU’s five starters … sophomore Hillary Wood is the lone Cowgirl to start at the event, tying for 68th at the regional last year in Columbus, Ind. … has advanced to the Championship all five times it has participated in the Central Regional and has finished no worse than fifth at the Central Regional.

Updated 05-05-2011

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