Chirapat Jao-Javanil failed to win the individual championship, but she paired with Anne-Catherine Tanguay on Sunday to help Oklahoma win the Big 12 Women's Golf Championships at the Lawrence Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. The Sooners, who beat runner-up Texas by seven strokes, advanced to an NCAA Championships regional, which begins May 10 at an undetermined site.
Javanil, who led all individuals after rounds 1 and 2, shot a 75 during a rainy, windy day and finished tied for second place with Hayley Davis of Baylor. They finished with a three-round, 10-over-par 220. The medalist was Mary Michael Maggio of Texas A&M. She shot a 69 on Sunday to finish one shot ahead of Javanil and Davis.
The Sooners' Tanguay finished fourth with a 12-over 222. The Big 12 title is just the second for the OU women's program. The last came in 2000.
Oklahoma State and Iowa State tied for fourth in the team standings, nine shots behind champion OU. Jayde Panos' was the Cowgirls' top individual, finishing fifth at 223.
*Texas A&M won the Big 12 Men's Golf Championships on Sunday at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas. The Aggies, paced by individual runner-up Tyler Dunlap, finished the four-round tournament at 13-over-par 1,165. They were three shots ahead of runner-up Texas. Oklahoma finished in fourth place, 20 strokes behind the champs. Oklahoma State struggled to a sixth-place finish, 31 shots behind.
OU's Abraham Ancer, who led for most of the tournament, finished in a third-place tied with Dylan Frittelli of Texas. They finished with an even-par 288 — three shots shy of medalist Joakim Mikkelsen of Baylor.
OU TENNIS WINS TITLE
The Oklahoma men's tennis team won the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at the George P. Mitchell Center in College Station, Texas. The No. 11-ranked Sooners defeated Baylor 4-3 for their first conference tournament title since 1992. A key match Sunday was at No. 6 singles, where the Sooners' David Pultr outlasted Julien Bley 7-6, 6-7, 7-6. The Pultr-Bley match lasted 4½ hours.