The event, which pitted OU versus OSU in dual competition for the third time ever and just the second time since 1977, featured morning and afternoon sets of matches. In the morning, three duos from each school participated in an alternate-shot competition. The afternoon portion of the day was comprised of eight one-on-one matches.
“It was a great win today and I’m really proud of the way we fought all day, especially after being down 2-1 after the morning,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “We played really well this afternoon and won or halved all of our matches in the second round. Everyone played solid and made a lot of putts on tough greens.”
After falling behind 2-0 in the morning foursomes, juniors Emily Collins and Kaitlyn Rohrback got OU on the board with a 2&1 win over OSU’s Megan Blonien and Josephine Janson.
Collins overcame a sprained ankle in the morning and sizzled in the afternoon. In her 8&7 win over Jayde Panos – the most lopsided victory of the day – Collins shot 6 under in the match’s 11 holes.
Senior Taylor Schmidt also won handily in her match, posting a 5&4 win over Blonien.
OU’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil and Anne-Catherine Tanguay, the team’s two highest ranked golfers, each faced two competitors in the afternoon. Tanguay swept her matches, defeating fifth-ranked Kelsey Vines 2&1 and Janson 4&3, while Jao-Javanil, the reigning NCAA individual champion, beat Amy Ruengmateekhun 5&4 and halved her match with Julie Yang.
The next official event for OU is NCAA regional play May 9-11. The 72-team NCAA field will be announced Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. CT, and the Sooners will host the NCAA Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. The NCAA Championships will be held May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.
RESULTS (OU Golfers Listed First)
Chirapat Jao-Javanil & Taylor Schmidt vs. Hillary Wood & Kelsey Vines; OSU 4&2
Anne-Catherine Tanguay & Jacki Marshall vs. Amy Ruengmateekhun & Julie Yang; OSU, 1 up
Emily Collins & Kaitlyn Rohrback vs. Megan Blonien & Josephine Janson; OU 2&1
Jacki Marshall vs. Hillary Wood; OU 2&1
Taylor Schmidt vs. Megan Blonien; OU 5&4
Kaitlyn Rohrback vs. Lauren Falley; halved
Emily Collins vs. Jayde Panos; OU 8&7
Chirapat Jao-Javanil vs. Amy Ruengmateekhun; OU 5&4
Chirapat Jao-Javanil vs. Julie Yang; halved
Anne-Catherine Tanguay vs. Kelsey Vines; OU 2&1
Anne-Catherine Tanguay vs. Josephine Janson; OU 4&3