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Cowgirls finish 8-over after first day of Stillwater Regional

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The 2022 NCAA Stillwater Regional got underway today on a scorching Oklahoma summer day.

The wind was high, and the scoring was low at Karsten Creek on Monday. Only four players finished their day under par and teams fought hard to put themselves in position to be one of the four teams to advance after this week.

Clemson got off to a great start, spending the better half of the day only 1-over as a team, but it was Baylor who’d end the day on top. They overtook Clemson behind strong performances by Britta Snyder, who finished the day leading the individual competition at 3-under.

OSU finished day one at 8-over as a team, tied for third with Arizona State. They started slow, residing near the bottom of the standings early, but found their rhythm as the day went on, feeding off the home crowd.

“It’s good to have some support out there, and I think the players like it, especially when they get some cheering going on and it gets [our players] going a little bit,” Oklahoma State coach Greg Robertson said.

Madison Hinson-Tolchard led the way for the Cowgirls, shooting an even-par 72, finishing in a tie for fifth. Two early bogeys on the front nine put her behind the eight ball early, but she was able to turn her round around with a birdie on the ninth hole, taking advantage of the par 5. 

“It was a good start to the week, obviously there’s places we can all improve, and that’ll be something we’ll talk about,” Hinson-Tolchard said. “I think we just need to keep pushing and we’re in a good position to really attack tomorrow so I think it’s going to be an exciting rest of the week.”

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