NORMAN — A good idea turned into a very competitive day of golf Sunday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, where the Oklahoma State women prevailed 6-5 over Oklahoma in the inaugural Bedlam Cup, also the first dual between the two programs since 1977.
Morning matches consisted of three different alternate shot competitions between the Cowgirls and Sooners. They were followed by eight one-on-one matches.
OU took two of the three morning matches, but OSU stormed back in the afternoon, winning four of eight, and halving two others to clip the Sooners by the one-point margin.
“Today was a lot of fun and it came down to the wire, which made it really exciting for everyone,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin. “It was good to have the girls in pressure situations before the Big 12 tournament. It was great preparation for us and it was a great confidence builder for postseason play.”
The No. 31 Sooners and No. 16 Cowgirls begin play at the Big 12 tournament Friday in Lawrence, Kan.
OU match winners included the teams of Emily Collins and Taylor Schmidt, and Anne-Catherine Tanguay and Jacki Marshall in the alternate-shot format. In the one one one competition, OU received victories from Marshall and Tanguay, while Collins and Jade Staggs both produced half-points for halving their matches.
Sooner men fourth: OU continued its trend of getting better each day, and with a final-round 371 secured fourth place at the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas Sunday.
OU carded a 54-hole total of 1,132 (52 over par). No. 13 Oregon claimed the event with a 1,109 total, 11 strokes in front of both No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 1 Texas.
Charley Saxon led the Sooners with rounds of 73-71-77—221, good for seventh place in the medalist standings.