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Oklahoma State and Ole Miss in the final match of the NCAA Women’s Championship

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Over the course of a protracted day at Grayhawk Golf Club, the eight-team match-play bracket at the NCAA Women’s Championship was whittled down to simply two remaining groups.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss will meet in the final match to find out the nationwide champion. Since match play was carried out at the 2015 championship, neither crew has made the final. In reality, neither crew had ever even made the match-play bracket earlier than this yr.

Ahead of the final showdown, we took a have a look at how the two groups stacked up in line with the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss


Match 1 – Maja Stark, So. (6th) vs. Kennedy Swann, Sr. (27th)
Match 2 – Isabella Fierro, So. (14th) vs. Andrea Lignell, So. (73rd)
Match 3 – Lianna Bailey, Jr. (79th) vs. Chiara Tamburlini, So. (100th)
Match 4 – Rina Tatematsu, Fr. (48th) vs. Julia Johnson, Sr. (8th)
Match 5 – Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Fr. (84th) vs. Smilla Sonderby, Fr. (N/R)

Golfweek/Sagarin Team Ranking

Oklahoma State – 7th
Ole Miss – 5th

Common occasions: Oklahoma State is 1-0 on the yr. The Cowgirls received the Heroes Ladies Intercollegiate with Ole Miss inserting second in early February. Oklahoma State was 15-under-par whereas Ole Miss was 13-under.

Quoting Greg Robertson

On getting up to now:
“The worst practice round I have seen, definitely out of this group, but maybe out of any team I have coached. It was awful. Just the mood, nobody was talking.”

“We didn’t know what to expect this week. But you figure through 72 holes if they play solid, they can get through it. And then they just improved every day. The 6-under in the third-round got them going.”

“We get into match play and play a team that shot the best final round (Auburn) and then you have to play the defending national champions (Duke), it hasn’t been an easy road but they have stepped up to the challenge every step of the way.”

On what they should do in championship match:
Just continue the energy they are showing. Just go out and beat them, not with your golf, but with your energy. Just go out and play their game. That’s easier said than done when you are playing for a national championship but, keep doing the same thing they have done up to this point.”

Quoting Kory Henkes

On getting up to now:
“Our team just has grit and they fight until the end no matter what. Our team fights for each other and they want to prolong the season. They don’t want to go home. They want to be here.”

“Kennedy Swann’s one request this year to come back as a fifth-year senior was to give me a chance at a national championship. Here we are.”

On what they should do in championship match:
“Play some great golf. Oklahoma State is a really good team. I have a lot of respect for Greg (Robertson) and Maddi (Swanney) with what they have done at Kent State and Oklahoma State. We played against them in Sarasota and they nudged us by two shots so, we know what they are working with. We need to come out an play our own game and make them make birdies on us.”


Check the yardage book: Grayhawk Golf Club, site of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship

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