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All-Sports Roundup: Fowler, Noren Finish Top 30 at The Open Championship



Oklahoma State golfers represented the Cowboys and Cowgirls well over this past week, claiming first-place finishes in amateur tournaments all over the United States. Paired with a Cowgirl up for Big 12 Player of the Year and some Pokes competing overseas, it was a productive week for OSU athletics.

Pro Golf

Rickie Fowler and Alex Noren touched off successful weeks at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale last week Fowler shot even-par 280 to finish T22, and Noren shot 4-under 276 to finish T6 in an event that Jordan Spieth eventually ran away with.

College Golf

Future Cowboy Matthew Wolff finished second in the  U.S. Junior Amateur Tournament over the weekend. The Los Angeles native will play in the US Amateur Championship in August and come to Stillwater in the fall. Phillip Slavin wrote more about this U.S. Junior Am here.

Oklahoma State senior Brendon Jelley won the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship on Wednesday, defeating Oral Roberts’ Cody Burrows in the championship round.

Jelley wasn’t the only Oklahoma State player to win over the weekend. Two Cowgirls, Alexis Sadegh and Maddie Mccrary, both took home first, with Sadegh winning the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship and Mccrary winning the Women’s Texas Golf Association State Amateur Championship.


Fans can vote for infielder Vanessa Shippy for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year here:

Junior Rylee Baylis became the fourth Cowgirl to earn the title of NCAA Statistical Champion, as she led the country and set an OSU single-season record with 71 walks in 2016.


Two OSU tennis players are representing the Cowboys and Cowgirls overseas, as junior Julian Cash competed in the ITF Men’s circuit in Egypt and Lena Rupert qualified for the Schönbusch Open in Aschaffenburg, Germany:

The men’s tennis team released a video celebrating their accomplishments from the last four years. After the men’s top-five ranking and a Sweet Sixteen finish in 2016, not to mention the women’s success, OSU is quickly establishing itself as an elite tennis school.


OSU commit Kaden Gfeller finished second in the Fargo 2017 145-pound finals last week. Head coach John Smith was interviewed by USA Wrestling about the event and Gfeller’s future at OSU.

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