ISU falters, finishes fourth at Big 12s


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Senior Cajsa Persson practices at Bergstrom Sports Complex. 

Tyler Julson

ISU women’s golf turned in a third round score of 296 (+8) at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday, marking its worst round of the tournament by five strokes and landing it in fourth place for the tournament.

The Cyclones finished with at 874 (+10). 

They started the day in second place, just four strokes behind the leader and eventual winner Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls turned in a final score of 856 (-8), beating the second place team by 11 strokes.

One bright spot for Iowa State was senior Cajsa Persson. Playing in her final Big 12 Championship, Perrson turned in a solid final score of 216 (E) and finishing tied for ninth place on the final individual leaderboard.

Sophomore Celia Barquin led the Cyclones in scoring for the third round with a score of 71 (-1), bringing her tournament total to 222 (+6). She was followed by Persson, who finished with a third round score of 74 (+2).

The top individual place winner went to Oklahoma State sophomore Kenzie Neison, who finished the tournament with a total score of 207 (-9). Neison beat her closest competitor by six strokes. The top individual performer for the Cyclones was Persson, who tied for 9th.

The Cyclones will now wait to learn their destination for the NCAA Regionals tournament, which will start in two weeks on May 5.