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Rewriting records: Cowgirls bring home Big 12 title in record breaking fashion

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Maja Stark hits her ball down the fairway at Day 1 of the Cowgirl Classic at Karsten Creek on October 22, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Cowgirls went low― really low.

The meteoric rise of the Oklahoma State women’s golf team continues under coach Greg Robertson.

In just his second season at the helm of his alma mater, the team has won the Big 12 Championship. The Cowgirls never trailed at the end of a round in the three day event, in which they finished with a score of 34-under-par, 16 shots ahead of second place.

It is the program's 10th conference championship and third overall win of the season.

The Cowgirls were powered by a record-breaking second round where the team and Isabella Fierro broke conference records. The Cowgirls 18-under, 270 score was a Big 12 Championship record. The 270 crushed the previous record of 278 held by Oklahoma since 2014.

Fierro carded a 7-under, 65, which also set a Big 12 record for lowest single round score in conference championship history.

Not to be outdone, Maja Stark came on strong in the final round. After a birdie on hole No. 2, Stark recorded seven straight pars before making the turn. Then she caught fire carding four straight birdies to start her back nine.

Stark finished with a 6-under final round and 12-under for the tournament. She finished in solo second place.

Four Cowgirls finished inside of the top 10 for the event, Maja Stark (12-under, second), Isabella Fierro (7-under, T-6) ,Rina Tatematsu (6-under, eighth) and Lianna Bailey (5-under, T-9).

The No. 6 Cowgirls will now await their regional destination for the NCAA Championship. The Cowgirls are one step closer to their ultimate goal. The first women’s National Championship in school history.

“I think everyone here wants to win a National Championship,” Stark said. “I think it would be really cool if we were the first women’s team at the school to win an NCAA Championship. We all have it in our minds.”