Golf finishes tournament with two-shot lead over TCU
The OU women’s golf team wrapped up its second tournament of the spring season with a second-place finish Tuesday at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.
The No. 28 Sooners entered the final day of competition with a two-shot lead over eventual champion TCU, but could not hold the Horned Frogs off. TCU shot three strokes better than OU on the final day of competition to pull out the one-stroke win.
It was still a very successful road trip for Oklahoma, though. The team finished ahead of three top-10 teams and six other squads currently ranked in the top 50.
Even though Oklahoma did not pull out the team championship, the Sooners still had an individual champion in 48th-ranked sophomore Chirapat Jao-Javanil. The sophomore shot a career-best-tying 68 during the first round of competition to vault to the top of the leaderboard. From there, she shot a 70 and 74 in the second and final rounds to hold off the rest of the field on the way to her second individual title of the season. Her overall score of 212 was good enough for a six-stroke lead over the nearest competitor.
Next up for the Sooner golfers will be a March 16 trip to Mesa, Ariz. to compete in the Clover Cup.