STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 22-ranked Texas A&M carded a final round of 320 on Sunday and finished second at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club.
Playing on its home course, No. 9 Oklahoma State posted a 912 total to finish 27 strokes ahead of the Aggies (315-304-320=939). No. 21 Texas was third (958), followed by Missouri (959), Oklahoma (965), Nebraska (968), Texas Tech (986), Kansas State (989), Iowa State (994), Kansas (998), Colorado (1,1002) and Baylor (1,021).
OSU’s Jaclyn Sweeney captured the individual title by four shots with a 74-74-77=225 total. The Cowgirls’ Karin Kinnerud placed second at 76-76-77=229.
A&M sophomore Danielle McVeigh (78-75-80=233) and freshman Sarah Zwartynski (77-73-83=233) tied for fourth, junior Lauren Johnson (80-82-77=239) finished 14th, sophomore Ashley Freeman (80-82-80=242) tied for 19th and senior Miranda Orr (83-74-86=243) tied for 21st.
The Aggies had won the previous two league titles over the Cowgirls. A&M has placed in the top two at the Big 12 Championship in four of the last five years.
The Aggies will likely receive a bid to the NCAA Central Regional May 8-10 in Austin. The NCAA Championship is May 20-23 in Albuquerque.