Stillwater News Press

May 23, 2013

Cowgirls move up to 20th after solid third round

By NewsPress Staff
Stillwater NewsPress

ATHENS, Ga. —

The Oklahoma State women’s golf team had a solid third round Thursday at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship to move up several spots in the team standings.

The Cowgirls shot a collective 6-over, 294 to slide up to 20th — one shot ahead of fellow Big 12 Conference competitor Texas — with one more round to make even more noise at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

All five of OSU’s golfers had solid performances, with freshman Julie Yang and juniors Jayde Panos and Lauren Falley each recording a round of 73.

Falley, Oklahoma State’s fifth golfer, set the tone for the day for the Cowgirls with just three bogeys and a pair of birdies for her 1-over 73.

Panos started strong in her third round, making the turn at 3-under. But a string of three bogeys and bogey on her final hole landed her at 1-over.

Yang was steady in her Thursday round with two bogeys and a birdie. She stands at 3-over and in a tie for 24th in her first college national championship.

OSU’s top golfer, Kelsey Vines, had her best round of the week with a 3-over 75 for the Cowgirls’ final score to attribute to the team score. Vines was slightly erratic, but still managed three birdies to help offset four bogeys and a double bogey.

Oklahoma State’s Josephine Janson shot a 76 in her third shot at the course and stands tied for 86th in the individual standings.

Cowgirls are just seven strokes with the next seven teams ahead of them in the team leaderboard. University of Southern California remains in the lead with a 17-stroke advantage over Duke. USC’s Annie Park still holds the lead for medalist honors with a two-stroke advantage over Ally McDonald of Mississippi State and Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow.