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.
Other singles winners for OU were Costin Paval, Guillermo Alcorta, Tsvetan Mihov and Dane Webb.
OU will find out its seeding and regional site for the NCAA Championships on Tuesday.
COWBOYS SWEEP WILDCATS
Oklahoma State has swept back-to-back Big 12 baseball series' for the first time in four years. On Sunday, the Cowboys completed another trifecta with a 9-5 victory over Kansas State at Tointon Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.
Saxon Saulyer and Trey Whaley had three hits apiece OSU, two of Whaley's hits going for doubles. OSU (26-17 overall, 11-7 Big 12) hammered five K-State pitchers for 16 hits. Kansas State (19-26, 3-15) never led in the game.
OSU next plays Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Friday in Tulsa.
OU TO PLAY MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN
Oklahoma had the final game of its Big 12 baseball series at Kansas on Sunday rained out. The game will not be rescheduled.
To make up for a lost game date, OU coach Sunny Golloway announced the Sooners will play Mid-America Christian, an NAIA school in Oklahoma City, at 5 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Park in Norman. OU (28-16 overall, 9-8 Big 12) will be playing a Mid-America Christian team (9-38) that finished its regular season over the weekend with a sweep of Oklahoma Christian. The public is invited to attend Monday's game free of admission.
McCLELLAND WINS OPENER
Collinsville resident Sean McClelland led all 25 laps late Saturday night to win the American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region points opener at Lawton Speedway. The race was stopped just once for a lap two caution, but McClelland held off Norman driver Danny Jennings the rest of the way. Jennings offered a couple of late-race challenges but wound up finishing four-car lengths behind.
Defending Sooner Region champion Joe Wood Jr. of Oklahoma City finished fifth. He started the A-main on the back row after qualifying through the last-chance B feature.